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Ophiocomina nigra (Brittlestar)

Synonyms: Ophiacantha danae; Ophiacantha valenciennesi; Ophiocoma granulata; Ophiocoma nigra; Ophiocoma nigru; Ophiocoma nilssoni; Ophiocoma raschi; Ophiothrix granulata; Ophiura granulata

Wikipedia Abstract

Ophiocomina nigra, commonly known as the black brittle star or black serpent star, is a species of marine invertebrate in the order Ophiurida. It occurs in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór 2816 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Exmoor and Quantock Oakwoods 4683 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Mousa 1311 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Rona 1553 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Strangford Lough 38051 Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 2999 Scotland, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Yell Sound Coast 3807 Scotland, United Kingdom


Pollachius virens (Sillock)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Zoological Society of London


ERMS scope; North Sea; Azores; England South Coast; England West Coast; Mediterranean Sea; Netherlands; Norway; British Isles West Coast; Devon; Shetland; Irish Sea; British Isles northeast; North-East Atlantic; Azores; Norway; Roscoff; Concarneau; Norway; Azores; Sicily;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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