Ophiuroidea source details

Tortonese, E. (1980). Researches on the coast of Somalia. Littoral Echinodermata. Monitore zoologico italiano NS Supplemento XIII 5: 99-139.
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As a contribution to the study of the marine fauna of Somalia, which is still poorly known, 59 species of littoral Echinoderms are reported. They were recently collected in four localities (Mogadiscio, Gesira, Sar uanle, Bender Mtoni), in different ecological situations. Two species of Ophiuroids (Amphioplus somaliensis and A. minutus) are described as new. Several others of each class require comments on their variability, taxonomy and distribution.
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Amphioplus minutus Tortonese, 1980 (original description)
Amphioplus somaliensis Tortonese, 1980 (original description)
East Africa for Ophiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957 
East Africa for Ophiothrix trilineata Lütken, 1869 
Madagascar for Ophiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888) 
Mozambique for Ophiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888) 
Mozambique for Ophiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957 
Red Sea for Macrophiothrix hirsuta cheneyi (Lyman, 1861) 
Red Sea for Ophiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888) 
Red Sea for Ophionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Red Sea for Ophiothrix propinqua Lyman, 1861 
Red Sea for Ophiothrix trilineata Lütken, 1869 
Somalia for Amphioplus minutus Tortonese, 1980 
Somalia for Amphioplus somaliensis Tortonese, 1980 
Somalia for Macrophiothrix aspidota (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Somalia for Macrophiothrix hirsuta (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Somalia for Macrophiothrix hirsuta cheneyi (Lyman, 1861) 
Somalia for Ophiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Somalia for Ophiarachnella gorgonia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Somalia for Ophiocoma brevipes Peters, 1851 
Somalia for Ophiocoma erinaceus Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Somalia for Ophiocoma pica Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Somalia for Ophiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888) 
Somalia for Ophiocoma scolopendrina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Somalia for Ophiocoma valenciae Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Somalia for Ophiolepis cincta Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Somalia for Ophiolepis superba H.L. Clark, 1915 
Somalia for Ophiomastix venosa Peters, 1851 
Somalia for Ophiomyxa australis Lütken, 1869 
Somalia for Ophionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Somalia for Ophiopeza fallax Lütken, 1869 (non Peters, 1851) 
Somalia for Ophiopeza spinosa (Ljungman, 1867) 
Somalia for Ophioplocus imbricata (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Somalia for Ophiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957 
Somalia for Ophiothrix nereidina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Somalia for Ophiothrix propinqua Lyman, 1861 
Somalia for Ophiothrix trilineata Lütken, 1869 
Tanzania for Ophiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957 
 Description

General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth ... [details]

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Colour in life: when contracted is deep chocolate brown and creviced surface; crevices bordered with light grey border; ... [details]

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Colour in life: pinkish blue overall (Humphreys, 1981). Colour brown, more or less dark and uniform; two specimens ... [details]

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Description of the holotype: disc diameter 3,5 mm. Single complete arm about 5 times the disc diameter. Edge of the ... [details]

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Description from the holotype: disc diameter 5 mm. Arm length about 6 times the disc diameter. Edge of the disc not ... [details]

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Appearance in life: shaggy tentacles white in reflected light and pale blue in transmitted colour of ventral and ... [details]

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Sometimes accompanied by the polynoid polychaete, Gastrolepidia clavigera, which crawls over its host and matches ... [details]

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Colour in life: deep charcoal-grey over all surfaces only relieved on the sole by pale grey tube feet (Humphreys, ... [details]

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Colour in life: brown with small white spots dorsally, or a few pale blotches, sides becoming pale and sole milky ... [details]

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General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

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General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, South Arabia, Persian Gulf (Tortonese, 1980); SE Arabia and Persian ... [details]

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This species extends from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Hawaii and Easter Island, and from Japan to Northern ... [details]

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General distribution: from the Red Sea to Hawaii (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, ... [details]

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General distribution: almost circumtropical (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, circumtropical, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe ... [details]

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Colour in life: variable, grey, yellow beneath with orange apexed papillae covering surface, or grey-brown or ... [details]

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Description: skin rather thin, clear yellow-brown. Podia yellow, ventrally arranged in three rows (the median ... [details]

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Habitat: Found buried in sand in the upper balanoid zone, ususally associated with Patinapta crosslandi Heding and ... [details]

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Sybtypes Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France) (3 specimens). Type locality: Mauritius, Indian ... [details]

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In family Phyllophoridae in Tortonese (1980) and Clark & Rowe (1971). Syntypes Museum für Naturkunde an der ... [details]

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Only known from the holotype (type locality: Gesira, Somalia) (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

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Only known from the holotype type locality: Sar Uanle, Somalia (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

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In Subgenus (Thymiosycia) Pearson, 1914. Holotype Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France). Type ... [details]

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In subgenus (Halodeima) Pearson, 1914. Type species of the Subgenus: (Halodeima) (Tortonese, 1980). Type data: ... [details]

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Stichopus leucospilota is type species of the Subgenus: (Mertensiothuria) Deichmann, 1958. Type locality: Ualan, ... [details]

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Type species of the Subgenus: (Metriatyla) Rowe, 1969. Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type ... [details]

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In Subgenus Selenkothuria Deichmann, 1958 in Tortonese (1980). [details]

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In Subgenus Semperothuria Deichmann, 1958. Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: 'inter ... [details]

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In Subgenus (Mertensiothuria) Deichmann, 1958 in Tortonese (1980); in Subgenus (Stauropora) Rowe, 1969 in Rowe & ... [details]

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In Subgenus (Thymiosycia) Pearson, 1914. Rowe (1969) treats H. monsuni Heding, 1939 as a synonym. Syntype in ... [details]

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Fistularia impatiens is original combination and type species of the Subgenus: (Thymiosycia). In Subgenus ... [details]

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This is a very varied species, hence the number of synonyms. The variations lie not only in colouration and the ... [details]

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L. rugosa in Clark & Taylor (1971). Holotype Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.2625. Type ... [details]

 Type specimen

Type status and whereabouts undetermined.  [details]


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