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.
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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2007-05-19 15:52:37
Last edit: 2021-09-16 13:32:32
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.
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)
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