Snake Brittle Star (Ophioderma Longicauda)
Latin name: Ophioderma longicauda
Common name: Snake brittle star
Other names: Brown brittle star
Distribution: Mediterranean, Atlantic.
Habitat: Sandy and rocky substrates down to 70 metres.
Size: Disc up to 3cm in diameter.
Shape: Five unbranched, tapering arms with spines, no suckers on tube-feet, mouth on underside.
Colour: Brownish, greenish with grey marks.
Did you know? It is the largest ophiuroid of the Mediterranean Sea.