Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida
Austin, W.C. 1999. (Ref. 1306)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 95072)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Alaska to USA.
It is found on soft bottoms from the low intertidal to a depth of 70 meters (Ref. 865). This is a slow moving brittle star that broods its eggs. The eggs develop directly into little brittle stars (Ref. 865).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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