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Ophiocoma echinata

Ophiocoma echinatais commonly referred to as Black brittle star. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
7205 
AphiaID:
243573 
Scientific:
Ophiocoma echinata 
German:
Stachliger Schlangenstern 
English:
Black Brittle Star 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiacanthida (Order) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocoma (Genus) > echinata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-06-08 20:08:23 

Info

(Lamarck, 1816)

Ophiocoma echinata arms are covered with numerous spines, the color is dark, often with light or cream colored markings.
The arms never show any red or reddish color markings.

The seestar is host of Ophiopsyllus reductus Stock, Humes & Gooding, 1964

Synonyms:
Ophiocoma crassispina (Say, 1825)
Ophiocoma tumida Müller & Troschel, 1842
Ophiura crassispina Say, 1825
Ophiura echinata Lamarck, 1816

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

External links

  1. Homepage Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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