Brittle star

Description
These brittle stars (relatives of the starfish) are part of the Sladen collection. They were collected during the Challenger Expedition on 30/01/1875 at off Malanipa Island, Philippine Islands (station 212, 6054’N 12206’E). Depth 18m. Surface temp. 28.30C.
Accession Loan No.
263/1903/R/356/2
Collection Class
Echinoderms
Common Name
brittle star
Simple Name
brittle-star
Full Name
ECHINODERMATA; STELLEROIDEA; Ophiuroidea; Ophiurida; Ophiotrichidae; Ophiothrix (Placophiothrix) striolata Grube
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Phylum
ECHINODERMATA
Family
OPHIOTRICHIDAE
Genus
Ophiothrix
Species
striolata

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