Common brittle star

Common brittle star

Ophiothrix fragilis
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Animalia, Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea

Filter feeds by suspending long arms in the water then passes food including organic matter and algae (size 2-4) to its mouth in the central disc.

Habitats: rocky shore, subtidal

Graphic by UK Marine