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Suenson's brittle star
Ophiothrix suensonii
Lütken, 1856

Long slender arms with a distinct central disc. The arms are covered with numerous long, thin, glassy spines. The color is lavender, pink, yellow or red. Along the length of the arms is a thin, dark line. The color of the disc may be different from the color of the arms.
Size: up to 25 cm from arm tip to arm tip.

Lives in and among sponges, gorgonians and fire corals.
Depth: ranges from 3 m down to 40 m.

Common all over the Caribbean.

Suenson's brittle star (Ophiothrix suensonii)