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Macrophiothrix nereidina Violet Brittle Star

Macrophiothrix nereidinais commonly referred to as Violet Brittle Star. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Brittlestar - Macrophiothrix nereidina,A brittle star with complex coloration and pattern. The disk was around 20mm with long purple arms reaching 10 inches. Bali 2019


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
2236 
AphiaID:
213190 
Scientific:
Macrophiothrix nereidina 
German:
Violetter Schlangenstern 
English:
Violet Brittle Star 
Category:
Brittle stars 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Amphilepidida (Order) > Ophiotrichidae (Family) > Macrophiothrix (Genus) > nereidina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Bali, Borneo (Kalimantan), Coral sea, Eastern Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 70 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Flakes, Plankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Macrophiothrix albolineata
  • Macrophiothrix albostriata
  • Macrophiothrix aspidota
  • Macrophiothrix bellax
  • Macrophiothrix belli
  • Macrophiothrix caenosa
  • Macrophiothrix callizona
  • Macrophiothrix capillaris
  • Macrophiothrix coerulea
  • Macrophiothrix demessa
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-09-16 13:32:32 

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Macrophiothrix nereidina (Lamarck, 1816)

A large and startlingly bright pink and violet brittle star. Can be found hidden under stones, among sponges, corals and other marine life.

Synonymised names:
Ophiothrix (Keystonea) nereidina (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Ophiothrix andersoni Duncan, 1887 (synonym)
Ophiothrix cataphracta Martens, 1870 (synonym)
Ophiothrix nereidina (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Ophiotrichoides nereidina (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Ophiura nereidina Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 16.09.2021.
  2. wildsingapore.com (en). Abgerufen am 16.09.2021.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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