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Ophiothrix oerstedii   Lütken, 1856

Oersted's brittle star

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Ophiothrix oerstedii   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Ophiothrichidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 31 m (Ref. 111335).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Belize.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The planktonic dispersal of this species in Belize (Ref. 86569) is notable due to its abbreviated larval development lasting only 6 to 7 days (Ref. 86639). Found on sand (Ref. 111335), seagrass, Halimeda, or on corals Porites and Madracis (Ref. 86568). The mode of reproduction is pluteus larvae (Ref. 86568).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

The mode of reproduction is pluteus larvae.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hendler, G. and D.L. Pawson. 2000. (Ref. 86570)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown