Banded Serpent Sea Star

Invert Type: Starfish


Scientific Name: Ophioderma appressum


Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Relative Care: Moderate
Photo Courtesy of: Reefs2Go

Ophioderma_appressum - reefs

Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 1′

It is a usually harmless serpent star found in all tropical areas. It is
mainly an omnivorous scavenger that usually hides in the aquarium until
feeding time. It is very useful and active as part of a clean-up crew. Its
mouth, scales, and ambulatory feet are clearly visible in this picture.

 

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Banded Serpent Star: Probably Ophiolepsis superba

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