Brittle star, Ophiothrix fragilis, Echinoderm, Ophiotrichidae, Ophiurida
Spiny brittle star ophiothrix spiculata traverses rainbow leaf
Ophiothrix is a large genus of brittle stars (Ophiuroidea) found in oceans worldwide from tropics to Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Frenesia ophiothrix fragilis
Systematics and phylogeny
Ophiothrix is a large genus that is currently divided into the following three subgenera: Acanthophiothrix, Ophiothrix and Theophiothrix'. Extant Species include: