Classification: Ophiuridae


Number of items: 17.

Basket Star (euryalid ophiuroid) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 750m
Behaviour: On seabed, possibly feeding.

Brittle Star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind

Depth (m): 184

Brittle Star (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten
Depth (m): 1452

Ophiocten gracilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Ophiocten gracilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: These ophiuroids are very common and quite active, contributing to bioturbation as the arms are moved around

Ophiocten gracillis (3 files)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: Hundreds of ophiuroids heading into the current towards a dead fish encountered on the sea bed. Identification from specimes collected during this visit.

Ophiopleura borealis (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank

Depth (m): 1085
Behaviour: On the seabed

Ophiopleura borealis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lagavulin

Depth (m): 1567

Ophioscolex glacialis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank

Depth (m): 1085
Behaviour: On the seabed

Ophiura albida (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 46
Behaviour: Both species are on the surface of the sediment but there are track marks in the sediment suggesting that these animals have been moving through the field of view

Ophiuroid (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Haklang
Depth (m): 1250
Behaviour: On the seabed

Ophiuroidae sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten
Depth (m): 1452
Behaviour: mobile deposit feeder

Pennatula phosphorea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 96

Porella sp (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Seastar (ophiuroid) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 750m
Behaviour: On seabed.

Seastar (ophiuroid) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 750m
Behaviour: On seabed.

Seastar (ophiuroid) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 750m
Behaviour: On seabed.

This list was generated on Thu Jul 24 05:01:05 BST 2014.


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