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Family: Ophiodermatidae (See list of species below)

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76 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Bathypectinura heros
[deepsea brittle star]
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Cryptopelta brevispina
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Cryptopelta longibrachialis
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Diopederma daniana
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Macrophiothrix aspidota
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Macrophiothrix belli
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Macrophiothrix caenosa
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Macrophiothrix callizona
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Macrophiothrix coerulea
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Macrophiothrix demessa
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Macrophiothrix elongata
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Macrophiothrix galateae
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Macrophiothrix galatheae
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Macrophiothrix hirsuta
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Macrophiothrix hybrida
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Macrophiothrix koehleri
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Macrophiothrix lineocaerulea
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Macrophiothrix longipeda
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Macrophiothrix lorioli
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Macrophiothrix martensi
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Macrophiothrix megapoma
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Macrophiothrix microplax
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Macrophiothrix nereidina
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Macrophiothrix nereidna
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Macrophiothrix propinqua
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Macrophiothrix pulchra
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Macrophiothrix robillardi
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Macrophiothrix smaragdina
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Macrophiothrix spongicola
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Macrophiothrix striolata
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Macrophiothrix variabilis
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Macrophiothrix vicina
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Ophiarachna delicata
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Ophiarachna incrassata
[green brittle star]
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Ophiarachna megacantha
[beetle brittle star]
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Ophiarachna robillardi
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Ophiarachnella gorgonia
[smooth brittle star]
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Ophiarachnella infernalis
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Ophiarachnella macracantha
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Ophiarachnella paucispina
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Ophiarachnella septemspinosa
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Ophiarachnella similis
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Ophiarachnella snelliusi
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Ophiochaeta hirsuta
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Ophiochasma stellatum
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Ophioclastus hataii
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Ophioconis cincta
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Ophioconis cupida
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Ophioconis forbesi
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Ophioderma anitae
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Ophioderma appressa
[harlequin brittle star]
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Ophioderma brevicauda
[short spined ophioderma]
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Ophioderma brevispina
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Ophioderma cinerea
[chocolate brittle star]
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Ophioderma ensifera
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Ophioderma guttata
[spotted brittle star]


Ophioderma longicauda
[smooth brittle-star]
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Ophioderma longicaudum
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Ophioderma panamensis
[banded serpent star]
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Ophioderma phoenium
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Ophioderma rubicunda
[ruby brittle star]
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Ophioderma squamosissima
[scaly brittle star]
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Ophioderma teres
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Ophioderma variegatum
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Ophiodyscrita acosmeta
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Ophiodyscrita instratus
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Ophiopaepale diplax
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Ophiopaepale goesiana
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Ophiopeza fallax
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Ophiopeza kingi
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Ophiopeza spinosa
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Ophiopsammus aequalis
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Ophiopsammus maculata
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Ophiorachna incrassata
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Ophiurochaeta littoralis
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Pectinura vestita
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76 Species of Family Ophiodermatidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Bathypectinura heros deepsea brittle star Western Central Pacific
Cryptopelta brevispina Mediterranean Sea.
Cryptopelta longibrachialis Western Central Pacific
Diopederma daniana Eastern Pacific.
Macrophiothrix aspidota Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix belli Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix caenosa Eastern Indian Ocean
Macrophiothrix callizona Eastern Indian Ocean
Macrophiothrix coerulea Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix demessa Indo-Pacific
Macrophiothrix elongata Western Indian Ocean
Macrophiothrix galateae Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix galatheae Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix hirsuta Indo-West Pacific
Macrophiothrix hybrida Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix koehleri Western Central Pacific 1.7 WD
Macrophiothrix lineocaerulea Indo-West Pacific
Macrophiothrix longipeda Indo-West Pacific. 2 WD
Macrophiothrix lorioli Western Pacific 1.2 WD
Macrophiothrix martensi Indo-West Pacific 1.9 WD
Macrophiothrix megapoma Eastern Indian Ocean
Macrophiothrix microplax Eastern Indian Ocean
Macrophiothrix nereidina Indo-West Pacific 2 WD
Macrophiothrix nereidna Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix propinqua Indo-West Pacific. 0.8 WD
Macrophiothrix pulchra Western Central Pacific 0.8 WD
Macrophiothrix robillardi Indo-West Pacific
Macrophiothrix smaragdina Eastern Indian Ocean
Macrophiothrix spongicola Western Central Pacific
Macrophiothrix striolata Indo-West Pacific. 1.2 WD
Macrophiothrix variabilis Indo-West Pacific
Macrophiothrix vicina Western Central Pacific
Ophiarachna delicata Western Pacific 2 WD
Ophiarachna incrassata green brittle star Indo-West Pacific 5.5 WD
Ophiarachna megacantha beetle brittle star Eastern Central Pacific
Ophiarachna robillardi Indo-West Pacific
Ophiarachnella gorgonia smooth brittle star Indo-West Pacific. 1.5 WD
Ophiarachnella infernalis Indo-West Pacific. 0.9 WD
Ophiarachnella macracantha Western Central Pacific
Ophiarachnella paucispina Western Pacific
Ophiarachnella septemspinosa Indo-West Pacific. 2.5 WD
Ophiarachnella similis Western Central Pacific
Ophiarachnella snelliusi Western Central Pacific
Ophiochaeta hirsuta Indo-West Pacific.
Ophiochasma stellatum Indo-West Pacific
Ophioclastus hataii Western Central Pacific
Ophioconis cincta Indo-West Pacific
Ophioconis cupida Indo-West Pacific
Ophioconis forbesi Atlantic and the Mediterr
Ophioderma anitae Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma appressa harlequin brittle star Eastern Pacific and Weste
Ophioderma brevicauda short spined ophioderma Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma brevispina Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma cinerea chocolate brittle star Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma ensifera Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma guttata spotted brittle star Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma longicauda smooth brittle-star Eastern Atlantic and the
Ophioderma longicaudum Atlantic and Mediterranea
Ophioderma panamensis banded serpent star Eastern Pacific and Weste 30 WD
Ophioderma phoenium Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma rubicunda ruby brittle star Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma squamosissima scaly brittle star Western Central Atlantic
Ophioderma teres Eastern Pacific.
Ophioderma variegatum Eastern Pacific.
Ophiodyscrita acosmeta Western Central Pacific
Ophiodyscrita instratus Western Central Pacific
Ophiopaepale diplax Eastern Pacific.
Ophiopaepale goesiana Western Atlantic
Ophiopeza fallax Indo-West Pacific
Ophiopeza kingi Eastern Central Pacific
Ophiopeza spinosa Indo-West Pacific
Ophiopsammus aequalis Western Central Pacific
Ophiopsammus maculata Southwest Pacific
Ophiorachna incrassata Western Central Pacific
Ophiurochaeta littoralis Western Central Atlantic
Pectinura vestita Mediterranean Sea.



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