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Ophiocoma echinata (black brittle star)

Synonyms: Ophiocoma crassispina; Ophiocoma tumida; Ophiura crassispina; Ophiura echinata

Wikipedia Abstract

Ophiocoma echinata, the spiny ophiocoma, is a species of brittle star belonging to the family Ophiocomidae. It is the type species of the genus Ophiocoma and is found in the tropical west Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
View Wikipedia Record: Ophiocoma echinata

Attributes

Diet [1]  Omnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Prey / Diet

Amphistegina gibbosa[2]
Archaias angulatus[2]
Asterigerina carinata[2]
Bigenerina irregularis[2]
Borelis melo[2]
Cyclorbiculina compressa[2]
Cymbaloporetta squammosa[2]
Eponides repandus[2]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[2]
Laevipeneroplis proteus[2]
Phragmatopoma caudata[2]
Pyrgo sarsi[2]
Quinqueloculina bradyana[2]
Quinqueloculina seminula[2]
Quinqueloculina tricarinata[2]
Sahulia conica[2]
Siphonina pulchra[2]
Sorites marginalis[2]

Predators

Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[3]
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)[2]
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)[2]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[2]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[2]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[2]
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (Bridled Goby)[2]
Entomacrodus nigricans (Pearl Blenny)[2]
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)[2]
Gobioclinus kalisherae (Downy blenny)[2]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[2]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[3]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[2]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[2]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[2]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[2]
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)[2]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[3]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[2]
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)[3]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[2]
Malacanthus plumieri (Whiting)[3]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[2]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[2]
Myripristis jacobus (Bastard soldierfish)[2]
Opistognathus whitehursti (Dusky jawfish)[2]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[2]
Pagurus bonairensis[2]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[2]
Parablennius marmoreus (Seaweed blenny)[2]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Burger's Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Jorrit 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.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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