Ophiothrix fragilis

Ophiothrix fragilis


Dense aggreagtion of brittle stars Ophiothrix fragilis with some small clusters of Alcyonium digitatum. The Rocks are encrusted with Pomatocerus sp.

Item Type:Image
Title:Ophiothrix fragilis
Creator(s):Jones, D.
Identification:Jones, D.
Date:31 January 2007
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle stars) > Ophiurida (Brittle Stars) > Ophiothricidae, Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) > Alcyoniidae
Species:Ophiothrix fragilis, Alcyonium digitatum
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):86
Latitude:60 deg 27' 35" N
Longitude:1 deg 05' 07" E
UTM Zone:30
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:Rocks and stones
Rig:Fugro Mercator
Project Partners:Total
ROV:Seaeye Tiger
Keywords:West of Shetland Laggan Benthic Atlantic Brittle Stars Ophiothrix fragilis Alcyonium digitatum
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:22 October 2010

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