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Updated 12/5/2012

Brittle Stars

TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Ophiothrix spiculata

Rock Quarry, Catalina Island, California, 30 feet

 

 

Underwater Island, Anacapa, CA, 50 feet

SPINY BRITTLE STAR

Abundant in holdfasts of Giant Kelp, also forms dense beds in soft sediment.  Central California to the Galapagos.