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Ophiocoma wendtii

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Ophiocoma wendtii is a species of brittle stars that inhabits coral reefs from Bermuda to Brazil. [1]

20 relations: Animal, Bermuda, Brazil, Brittle star, Calcite, Chromatophore, Compound eye, Coral reef, Echinoderm, Franz Hermann Troschel, Johannes Peter Müller, Ophiocoma, Ophiocomidae, Ophiurida, Sea cucumber, Sea urchin, Simple eye in invertebrates, Starfish, Stelleroidea, Trilobite.


Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Brittle star

Brittle stars or ophiuroids are echinoderms in the class Ophiuroidea closely related to starfish.

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Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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Chromatophores are pigment-containing and light-reflecting cells, or groups of cells, found in a wide range of animals including amphibians, fish, reptiles, crustaceans and cephalopods.

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Compound eye

A compound eye is a visual organ found in arthropods such as insects and crustaceans.

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Coral reef

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.

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Echinoderm is the common name given to any member of the phylum Echinodermata (from Ancient Greek, ἐχῖνος, echinos – "hedgehog" and δέρμα, derma – "skin") of marine animals.

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Franz Hermann Troschel

Franz Hermann Troschel (10 October 1810 – 6 November 1882) was a German zoologist born in Spandau.

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Johannes Peter Müller

Johannes Peter Müller (14 July 1801 – 28 April 1858) was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist, known not only for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.

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Ophiocoma is a genus of brittle star belonging to the family Ophiocomidae.

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Ophiocomidae are a family of brittle stars of the suborder Ophiurina.

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The Ophiurida are an order of echinoderms within the class Ophiuroidea.

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Sea cucumber

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea.

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Sea urchin

Sea urchins or urchins are typically spiny, globular animals, echinoderms in the class Echinoidea.

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Simple eye in invertebrates

A simple eye (sometimes called a pigment pit) refers to a type of eye form or optical arrangement that contains a single lens.

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Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea.

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Stelleroidea is a superclass of marine echinoderms including three classes.

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Trilobites (meaning "three lobes") are a fossil group of extinct marine arachnomorph arthropods that form the class Trilobita.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocoma_wendtii

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