Species under Ophiothrix
n= 47
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Ophiothrix angulata
(Say, 1825)
Angular brittle star Western Atlantic Ocean
Ophiothrix aristulata
Lyman, 1879
Southwest Pacific
Ophiothrix armata
Koehler, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Ophiothrix brachyactis
Clark, 1915
Western Atlantic
Ophiothrix capillaris
Lyman, 1879
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix ciliaris
(Lamarck, 1816)
Indo-West Pacific
Ophiothrix cimar
Hendler, 2005
Western Central Atlantic
Ophiothrix contenta
Koehler, 1930
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix crassispina
Koehler, 1904
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix deceptor
Koehler, 1922
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix elegans
Lütken, 1869
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix eurycolpodes
Clark, 1918
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix exigua
Lyman, 1874
Short-spined brittle star Indo-West Pacific
Ophiothrix foveolata
Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1887
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix fragilis
(Abildgaard, 1789)
Common brittle star Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Ophiothrix fumaria
Müller & Troschel, 1842
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix infirma
Koehler, 1905
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix koreana
Duncan, 1879
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix lepidus
de Loriol, 1893
Southwest Pacific
Ophiothrix leucotrigona
Clark, 1918
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix lineata
Lyman, 1860
Western Central Atlantic
Ophiothrix luetkeni
Thomson, 1872
Northeast Atlantic
Ophiothrix marenzelleri
Koehler, 1904
Northwest Pacific
Ophiothrix miles
Koehler, 1905
Western Pacific
Ophiothrix oerstedii
Lütken, 1856
Oersted's brittle star Western Central Atlantic
Ophiothrix oliveri
Benham, 1910
Southwest Pacific
Ophiothrix panchyendyta
Clark, 1911
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix picteti
de Loriol, 1893
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix plana
Lyman, 1874
Western Pacific
Ophiothrix prostata
Koehler, 1922
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix proteus
Koehler, 1905
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix purpurea
von Martens, 1867
Purple brittle star Indo-Pacific
Ophiothrix pusilla
Lyman, 1874
Western Pacific
Ophiothrix rotata
von Martens, 1870
Northwest Pacific
Ophiothrix savignyi
(Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Long spined brittle star Indo-West Pacific
Ophiothrix scotiosa
Murakami, 1943
Western Pacific
Ophiothrix signata
Koehler, 1922
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix spiculata
Le Conte, 1851
Pacific spiny brittlestar Eastern Pacific 38
Ophiothrix spinosissima
Koehler, 1905
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix stri
Hendler, 2005
Western Central Atlantic
Ophiothrix suensoni
Lütken, 1856
Suenson's brittle star Western Atlantic
Ophiothrix tenera
Brock, 1888
Western Central Pacific 0.7
Ophiothrix trilineata
Lütken, 1869
Ophiuroids Indo-Pacific 0.5
Ophiothrix vetusta
Koehler, 1930
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix vigelandi
Clark, 1968
Western Central Pacific
Ophiothrix viridialba
von Martens, 1867
Indo-West Pacific
Ophiothrix vitrea
Döderlein, 1896
Western Central Pacific
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