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Ophiura albida   Forbes, 1839

Serpent's table brittlestar

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Ophiura albida   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Ophiuridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harms, J. 1993. (Ref. 2711)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; brackish; depth range 2 - 850 m (Ref. 85345)

Climate / Range

Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Europe. Temperate and subtropical.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits estuarine and inshore areas (Ref. 96352). Found in large numbers along the coastal zone in the North Sea off Belgium. Inhabits fine to coarse-grained sediments with low to medium mud content (maximum of 40%). Possess agile and strong arms (Ref. 7882). A microvore-carnivore-scavenger that feeds on organic detritus and animal matter (Ref. 96352). 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

Human uses


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