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Ophiocoma pica

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Ophiocoma pica, La Reunion 2012

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lexID:
10753 
Scientific:
Ophiocoma pica 
German:
Schlangenstern 
English:
Yellow-Spotted Brittle star, Pie Brittle star 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocoma (Genus) > pica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Occurrence:
Comores, Mozambique, Somalia, Réunion , India, Australien, Filippinerne, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Japan, Kina, Madagascar, Maldiverne, Mauritius , Rødehavet, Seychellerne, Syd Afrika, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Øst Afrika 
Sea depth:
1 - 394 Meter 
Size:
1 cm - 4 cm 
Temperature:
9°C - 29°C 
Food:
Detritus 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-05-24 20:21:53 

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Ophiocoma pica Müller & Troschel, 1842

Arm length to 4 cm and disc diameter to 1,0 cm. Disc with thin gold radiating lines on a dark brown background and long dark brown arm spines,

This brittle star can be found among coral.

Synonyme:
Ophiocoma lineolata Müller & Troschel, 1842
Ophiocoma sannio Lyman, 1861

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocominae (Subfamily) > Ophiocoma (Genus) > Ophiocoma pica (Species)

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