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Ophiocoma scolopendrina Brittle Star

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lexID:
3929 
AphiaID:
212378 
Scientific:
Ophiocoma scolopendrina 
German:
Riffdach-Schlangenstern 
English:
Brittle Star 
Category:
Brittle stars 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiacanthida (Order) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocoma (Genus) > scolopendrina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Madagascar, Mauritius, Red Sea, South-Africa, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
up to 5.12" (13 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Detritus, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort) 
Tank:
65.99 gal (~ 300L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-11-19 19:32:30 

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Ophiocoma scolopendrina (Lamarck, 1816)

Colour in life: very varied, dorsal disc uniformly black to pale brown to black variegated pattern, dorsal arm plates brown or paler brown regions several segments wide (Humphreys, 1981), ventral disc is light coloured or variegated, never uniformly dark.


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

Synonymised taxa

Ophiocoma alternans von Martens, 1870 (synonym)
Ophiocoma lubrica Koehler, 1898 (synonym)
Ophiocoma molaris Lyman, 1862
Ophiocoma variabilis Grube, 1857 (synonym)
Ophiura scolopendrina Lamarck, 1816

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