Ophiura albida
A brittlestar

Ophiura albida
Two individuals on sand.
Image width ca XX cm.
Image: David Connor / Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Habitat Information
Found sublittorally on a variety of soft substrata but mainly fine muddy sands.
Species description
A red-brown brittlestar with a disc up to 15 mm in diameter, smaller than Ophiura ophiura. The arms are about four times the diameter of the disc which is covered, on the upper surface, with coarse scales. The arm spines lie almost flat against the arms.
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Eddystone (inner) Channel Grounds
Eddystone (outer) Channel Grounds
Mewstone Dredging Ground
Rame-Eddystone or Middle Grounds
Stoke Point Grounds

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