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Ophiothrix purpurea

Martens, 1867

Purple brittle star

Classification
Identification
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Ophiothrix purpurea (Martens, 1867)
Synonyms :
Classification : Ophiuroidea [ Gray, 1840 ] ( Brittle stars )
 
Name : Ophiure pourpre
Disque rougeâtre, des couleurs en alternance sur les bras, et un filet noir très distinct au milieu de chaque bras, entourré par du jaune.
Name : Purple brittle star
Reddish disk, alternating colors on arms, with a distinctive black stripe running down the middle of each one, surrounded by yellow.
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
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Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
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Geographical distribution
Indo-pacific: Red Sea, Fidji etc.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.das-fotoarchiv.com/portfolio/schnorrenberg/page33.htm
http://www.reefimages.com/cgi-reefimages/page.cgi?list=Seastars&filena [...]
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/brittlestars.htm

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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 3/02/2003

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