Ophiarachna incrassata

Scientific name Ophiarachna incrassata
Descriptor Lamarck
Year of description 1816
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Ophiomyxidae
Genus Ophiarachna incrassata
Ophiarachna incrassata Ophiarachna incrassata


Ophiarachna incrassata is a little salt water echinoderm.

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Who is it?


  • Size
    5 - 5.5 cm
  • Motif
  • Size
    5 - 5.5 cm
  • Motif

How to recognize Ophiarachna incrassata ?

Ophiarachna incrassata measures between 5 and 5.5 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This echinoderm is unicolore with a predominantly jaune and vert body. The also has blanc tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Ophiarachna incrassata is an echinoderm solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

Although Ophiarachna incrassata is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
    • Active sexual selection

Ophiarachna incrassata is an echinoderm ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 20 m

Biotope presentation

Ophiarachna incrassata is most often found at a depth between 1m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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