Ophiuroidea note details
This is an Indo-Pacific to East Pacific species that has recently (reported since 2000) invaded the West Atlantic, possibly by shipping.
Hendler, G., Migotto, A.E., Ventura, S.R.R. & Wilk, L. 2012. Epizoic Ophiothela brittle stars have invaded the Atlantic. Coral Reefs 31: 1005. available online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00338-012-0936-6