BIOTIC Species Information for Ophiura ophiura
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formRadial
Stellate
Feeding methodPredator
Scavenger
Mobility/MovementSwimmer
Crawler
Burrower
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Epibenthic
Typical food typesSmall bivalves, polychaetes, crustaceans and carrion HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateNot Researched
Adult dispersal potential1km-10km DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Wilding & Gage, 1995, Webb & Tyler, 1985, Dahm, 1993, Gage, 1990, Ramsay & Kaiser, 1998, Feder, 1981, Hughes, 1998, Fish & Fish, 1996, Southward & Campbell, 2006, Picton, 1993, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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