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Ophiothela mirabilis

Ophiothela mirabilisis commonly referred to as 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 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
9708 
AphiaID:
244093 
Scientific:
Ophiothela mirabilis 
German:
Schlangenstern 
English:
Brittle Star 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Amphilepidida (Order) > Ophiotrichidae (Family) > Ophiothela (Genus) > mirabilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1867 
Sea depth:
0 - 120 Meter 
Size:
0,8 cm - 1 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Tank:
~ 100 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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-03-20 14:03:18 

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Ophiothela mirabilis Verrill, 1867

These tiny to small, variably colored brittlestars are oftsen living in association with other invertebrates such as gorgonians, sponges, and apparently even echinoderms such as starfish, urchins and sea cucumbers. Some gorgonians are occupied by hundreds of these brittlestars, all tightly wrapped around the gorgonian stalks.

Benthic; depth range 0 - 120 m

Synonymised names:
Ophiothela caerulea H.L. Clark, 1915
Ophiothela coerulea H.L. Clark, 1915
Ophiothela danae Verrill, 1869 (synonymized by Alitto et al. 2020)
Ophiothela danae involuta Koehler, 1898 (subspecies not accepted)
Ophiothela dividua von Martens, 1879
Ophiothela hadra H.L. Clark, 1915
Ophiothela involuta Koehler, 1898
Ophiothela isidicola Lütken, 1872
Ophiothela verrilli Duncan, 1879
Ophiothrix (Ophiothela) mirabilis Verrill, 1867
Ophiothrix danae (Koehler, 1898) (synonym)

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