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Stegophiura nodosa

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Burrowing Brittle star Stegophiura nodosa, 2010

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lexID:
11987 
AphiaID:
124943 
Scientific:
Stegophiura nodosa 
German:
Grabender Schlangenstern 
English:
Burrowing Brittle Star 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiopyrgidae (Family) > Stegophiura (Genus) > nodosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lütken), 1855 
Occurrence:
White Sea, Russland, Alaska, Atlantique nord, Atlantique Ouest, Canada, littoraux européens, Mer arktique 
Sea depth:
3,5 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 4cm 
Temperature:
-2°C - 8°C 
Food:
Sediment feeder, Detritus, le zooplancton 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Stegophiura brachyactis
  • Stegophiura carinata
  • Stegophiura elevata
  • Stegophiura hainanensis
  • Stegophiura macrarthra
  • Stegophiura ponderosa
  • Stegophiura rhabdotoplax
  • Stegophiura singletoni
  • Stegophiura sladeni
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-02-25 17:27:52 

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Stegophiura nodosa (Lütken, 1855)

This brittle star is a vold water species. Surface deposit feeder. This is a deep water species that lives only deeper than 20 meter. This species is small (less than 4 cm in arm-spread), always pink coloured.

Synonymised names:
Ophioglypha nodosa (Lütken, 1855)
Ophiura nodosa Lütken, 1855 (synonym)

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