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Ophiolepis superba   Clark, 1915

banded brittle starfish

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Ophiolepis superba   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Ophiuridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Fujita, T., Z.B. Yasin and A.T.S. Hwai. 2008. (Ref. 84821)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.7 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 87041)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 81020)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Western Indian Ocean to New Caledonia and the Philippines.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size refers to disc diameter (Ref. 87041). Occurs under coral rubble in shallow reef areas. Feeds on detritus and carrion (Ref. 800). Members of the class Ophiuroidea are mostly gonochoric, others are protandric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, bursae is used as brood chambers where the embryos develop into juveniles and later crawl out from the bursal slits. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Price category (Ref. 80766)