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Astrobrachion constrictum

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lexID:
8886 
AphiaID:
243146 
Scientific:
Astrobrachion constrictum 
German:
Schwarzer Korallen-Schlangenstern 
English:
Black Coral Snake Star 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Euryalida (Order) > Euryalidae (Family) > Astrobrachion (Genus) > constrictum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Farquhar, ), 1900 
Occurrence:
Australie, Nouvelle Zélande, Pacifique Ouest, Pacifique Sud 
Temperature:
°C - 19°C 
Food:
Mucus, Detritus, plancton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-10-25 12:57:48 

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Astrobrachion constrictum (Farquhar, 1900)

Astrobrachion constrictum living exclusively on the deep-water coral Antipathella fiordensis (Fiordland Black Coral).

There are a variety of colour from uniform deep red with white spots or stripes, to black with white stripes and uniform bright yellow, purple-brown banded with transverse white and red-brown rings.

The arms are very long, 20 to 25 times the disc-diameter.

Astrobrachion constrictum feeds at night primarily on mucus produced by A. fiordensis polyps,on planktonic food and on suspended material on the Black corals.

This brittle star is a normally deep water species,but can also found within SCUBA diving range in the fiords of southern New Zealand.

Synonyme:
Ophiocreas constrictum
Ophiocreas constrictus
Ophiocreas phanerum
Ophiuropsis lymani
Ophiuropsis simplex

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