Ecology of Ophiothrix spiculata
Main Ref. Alvarado, J.J. and J. Cortés, 2009
Remarks This is an epibenthic echinoderm (Ref. 83942).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Ophiothrix spiculata may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Alvarado, J.J. and J. Cortés, 2009
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Alvarado, J.J. and J. Cortés, 2009


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pauly, Daniel on 10.21.11
Modified by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 04.02.14
Checked by Cortés, Jorge on 10.21.11
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