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Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) savignyi Long-Spined Brittle Star

Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) savignyiis commonly referred to as Long-Spined 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.


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Ophiothrix savignyi (c) by Alexander Semenov


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lexID:
3907 
AphiaID:
244191 
Scientific:
Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) savignyi 
German:
Savignys Schlangenstern 
English:
Long-Spined Brittle Star 
Category:
Brittle stars 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Amphilepidida (Order) > Ophiotrichidae (Family) > Ophiothrix (Genus) > (Ophiothrix) savignyi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Müller & Troschel, ), 1842 
Occurrence:
Comores, Indian Ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Red Sea, Tansania 
Sea depth:
Meter 
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:
  • Ophiothrix accedens
  • Ophiothrix ailsae
  • Ophiothrix amphibola
  • Ophiothrix angulata
  • Ophiothrix aristulata
  • Ophiothrix armata
  • Ophiothrix berberis
  • Ophiothrix brachyactis
  • Ophiothrix caespitosa
  • Ophiothrix ciliaris
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-03 13:20:51 

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Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842)

Ophiothrix is a large genus of brittle stars (Ophiuroidea) found in oceans worldwide from tropics to Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Ophiothrix is a large genus that is currently divided into the following three subgenera: Acanthophiothrix, Ophiothrix and Theophiothrix.

Brittle stars are a moderately popular invertebrate in fishkeeping. They can easily thrive in marine tanks, in fact the micro brittle star is a common "hitchhiker" that will propagate and become common in almost any saltwater tank, if one happens to come along on some live rock.

Larger brittle stars are popular because, unlike asteriodae, they are not generally seen as a threat to coral, and are also faster-moving and more active than their more archetypical cousins

Synonymised names
Ophionyx savignyi Müller & Troschel, 1842
Ophiothrix beata Koehler, 1907 (synonymized by Mortensen (1926))
Ophiothrix otiosa Koehler, 1898
Ophiothrix savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842)· accepted, alternate representation


External links

  1. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Ophiothrix savignyi (c) by Alexander Semenov
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