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Ophiocoma pica Yellow-Spotted Brittle star, Pie Brittle star

Ophiocoma picais commonly referred to as Yellow-Spotted Brittle star, Pie Brittle star. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully.


Profilbild Urheber Jean-Marie Gradot, La Reunion

Ophiocoma pica, La Reunion 2012


Courtesy of the author Jean-Marie Gradot, La Reunion Please visit www.flickr.com for more information.

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lexID:
10753 
AphiaID:
212384 
Scientific:
Ophiocoma pica 
German:
Schlangenstern 
English:
Yellow-Spotted Brittle Star, Pie Brittle Star 
Category:
Brittle stars 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiacanthida (Order) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocoma (Genus) > pica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Müller & Troschel, ), 1842 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, China, Comores, East Africa, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Somalia, South-Africa, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 394 Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 1.57" (1cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
48.2 °F - 84.2 °F (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 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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)

External links

  1. Flickr, Jean-Marie Gardot (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. MarinelifePhotography Keoki Stender (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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