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Phylum Echinodermata > Class Stellaroida > Subclass Ophiuroidea
Ghost brittle star
awaiting identification*
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This large brittle star is well hidden inside Ball flowery soft corals and often overlooked. Its white arms with markings often closely match the colours of its host.

Features: Central disk tiny, arms about 10-12cm long. Animal mostly white with coloured speckles, bands and markings that match its host.

It is possible that there are several different kinds of brittle stars that live with these soft corals have this appearance.



Changi, Jun 16


Tuas, Dec 11


*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display

Ghost brittle stars on Singapore shores

Photos of Ghost brittle stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Changi, May 13


.Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.


Beting Bronok, Aug 15

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Changi, Oct 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.


East Coast Park, May 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Tanah Merah, Dec 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

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