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Ophiothrix spiculata
Ophiothrix spiculata
Brittle Star
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0799 (2005-03-23)

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  • date of photo  between 1985 and 1990
  • latitude 36.81817   longitude -121.79356   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   From Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Ophiothrichidae
  • order Ophiurida
  • class Ophiuroidea
  • habitat  subtidal
  • notes   Often found in sand, rocky crevices, and kelp holdfasts. They entrap plankton with sticky secretions on their arms. Sometimes aggregate in huge numbers.These collected individuals were photographed in our lab. Disc diam. 18 mm.
  • camera   Olympus System for Macrophotography
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Brittle Star (photographer)
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