Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 107862). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Iran and United Arab Emirates.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Prefers being hidden under subtidal rocks and among corals with just its arms exposed (Ref. 102838). Found on coral reef, subtidal rock and is epizoic on sponges (Ref. 107862). Prefers being hidden under subtidal rocks and among corals with just its arms exposed (Ref. 102838). Found on coral reef, subtidal rock and is epizoic on sponges (Ref. 107862). Ophiuroids may be carnivores, scavengers, deposit feeders or suspension feeders (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
George, D. 2005. (Ref. 102838)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Common namesSynonymsPredatorsReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.5 - 29.3, mean 28 (based on 192 cells).