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Ophiophragmus paucispinus   Nielsen, 1932

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Amphiuridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Alvarado, J.J. and J. Cortés. 2009. (Ref. 83942)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 134 m (Ref. 83942)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is found in intertidal and subtidal areas from depths of 0 to 134 m (Ref. 83942). 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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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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