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Ophioderma panamensis

Ophioderma panamensis wird umgangssprachlich oft als Schlangenstern bezeichnet.



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lexID:
11834 
AphiaID:
243641 
Scientific:
Ophioderma panamensis 
German:
Gebänderter Schlangenstern 
English:
Banded Serpent Sta 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiacanthida (Order) > Ophiodermatidae (Family) > Ophioderma (Genus) > panamensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lütken, 1859 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Atlantique Ouest, Caraïbes, Colombie, Galapagos, golfe de Californie, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Nicaragua , pacifique du nord, Pacifique Est, Panama, Peru, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-09 13:49:21 

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Ophioderma panamensis Lütken, 1859

Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form.

Ophioderma panamensis can be found under rocks and on sand, may inhabit rocks, corals and algae. Juveniles curled their arms over the dorsal side of the disk which is white in most individuals. This behavior camouflages juveniles on the white sand under the rocks.

Two variations in body colors: brown or grey. Some specimens with white spots on the disk and all specimens with bands on the dorsal side of the arms.

Synonymised names:
Ophiocryptus granulosus Nielsen, 1932 (synonymized by H.L. Clark (1940))
Ophioderma panamense Lütken, 1859
Ophiura panamensis (Lütken, 1859)

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