Blunt Spine Brittle Stars

Ophiocoma sp.

There are over 20 species of Ophiocoma brittle stars. Arms can be up to to 6 inches long. Arms with blunt spines, mottled cream and brown. Disc usually dark brown but often mottled. The spines of these brittle stars have been found to be more for feeding and locomotion than for protection.

Spiny Leather Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Spiny Leather Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Spiny Leather Brittle Star -  Ophiocoma echinata
Spiny Leather Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Spiny Leather Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Spiny Leather Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Red Brittle Star - Ophiocoma wendti
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Blunt Spine Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Red Brittle Star - Ophiocoma wendti
Red Brittle Star - Ophiocoma wendti
Ophiocoma wendti
Spiny Leather Brittle Star - Ophiocoma echinata
Ophiocoma echinata
Red Brittle Star - Ophiocoma wendti
Ophiocoma wendti

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