This species name was synonymized with O. dentata by Devaney (1970), but close examination of the holotype showed that they cannot be conspecifc (Stöhr et al. 2013). Instead it is possibly conspecific with O. wendtii or O. echinata.
Stöhr, S.; Boissin, E.; Hoareau, T. B. (2013). Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the Ophiocoma brevipes group (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea), with description of a new subgenus (Breviturma) and a new species. <em>European Journal of Taxonomy.</em> 68, 1-26.