Banded Serpent Sea Star


Scientific Name: Ophioderma appressum

Invertebrate Care

Diet: Omnivore
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Relative Care: Moderate


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.


Banded Serpent Star: Probably Ophiolepsis superba