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.
Profile 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
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Created: 2014-06-08 20:08:23
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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
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)
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