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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, 1789)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Asterias fragilis Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789
Asterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777
Asterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 18??
Asterias cuvieri Delle Chiaje, 1828
Ophiothrix ferussacii J. Müller & Troschel, 1842
Ophiothrix rammelsbergii J. Müller & Troschel, 1842
Ophiothrix alopecurus J. Müller & Troschel, 1842
Ophiocoma rosula Forbes, 1839
Ophiocoma minuta Forbes, 1839
Ophiothrix lusitanica Ljungman, 1872
Ophiothrix rubra Ljungman, 1872

Vernacular name
Common Brittle Star (English)

Common Brittle Star (Ophiothrix fragilis)