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Ophiocoma wendtii (red ophiocoma)

Synonyms: Ophiocoma riisei; Ophiocoma wendti

Wikipedia Abstract

The brittle star Ophiocoma wendtii inhabits coral reefs from Bermuda to Brazil. It is known for its advanced compound eyes.Brittle stars have long, thin arms emanating from a small, disk-shaped body and are about the size of an outstretched human hand. They belong to the phylum of echinoderms, which includes sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and sea stars.
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Prey / Diet

Amphistegina gibbosa[1]
Archaias angulatus[1]
Asterigerina carinata[1]
Bigenerina irregularis[1]
Borelis melo[1]
Cyclorbiculina compressa[1]
Cymbaloporetta squammosa[1]
Eponides repandus[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Laevipeneroplis proteus[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pyrgo sarsi[1]
Quinqueloculina bradyana[1]
Quinqueloculina seminula[1]
Quinqueloculina tricarinata[1]
Sahulia conica[1]
Siphonina pulchra[1]
Sorites marginalis[1]


Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[1]
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)[1]
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)[2]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (Bridled Goby)[1]
Entomacrodus nigricans (Pearl Blenny)[1]
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)[1]
Gobioclinus kalisherae (Downy blenny)[1]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[1]
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)[1]
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)[2]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[1]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[1]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Myripristis jacobus (Bastard soldierfish)[1]
Opistognathus whitehursti (Dusky jawfish)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Parablennius marmoreus (Seaweed blenny)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[2]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo



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.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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