Ophiothrix fragilis

Ophiothrix fragilis


Large aggregation of brittle stars Ophiothrix fragilis with a hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus and Starfish Asterias rubens present.

Item Type:Image
Title:Ophiothrix fragilis
Creator(s):Jones, D.
Identification:Jones, D.
Date:29 January 2007
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Parapaguridae (Hermit Crabs), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle stars) > Ophiurida (Brittle Stars) > Ophiothricidae, Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars) > Order Forcipulatida (Sea Stars) > Family Asteriidae (Sea stars)
Species:Ophiothrix fragilis, Pagurus bernhardus, Asterias rubens
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):87
Latitude:60 deg 28' 25" N
Longitude:1 deg 52' 00" E
UTM Zone:30
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:Sand, Gravel and Shell Material
Rig:Fugro Mercator
Project Partners:Total
ROV:Seaeye Tiger
Keywords:West of Shetland Laggan Benthic Atlantic Brittle stars Hermit Crab Starfish Ophiothrix fragilis Pagurus bernhardus Asterias rubens
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:22 October 2010

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