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.
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