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Devaney, D.M. (1970). Studies on ophiocomid brittlestars. I. A new genus (Clarkcoma) of Ophiocominae with a re-evaluation of the genus Ophiocoma. Smithson. Contr. Zool. 51: 1-41.
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Description: characterised by the presence of exposed and enlarged scales interradially and flat ... [details]


Colour in life:aboral side of the disc and basal part of the arms uniform brown. Distal part of the arms lighter ... [details]


Holotype in U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C., (USA). Type locality: Canton Is, Pacific Ocean (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]


Holotype whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Hawaiian Ils. and Kiribati (as Sandwich Ils./Kingsmill Ils.) ... [details]


Species is very similar to O. scolopendrina, but occurs at much greater depth. [details]


Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced. Holotype whereabouts undetermined. Type ... [details]


[junior homonym of Ophiocoma alternans von Martens, 1870 = Ophiocoma scolopendrina Clark, 1921] (Rowe & Gates, ... [details]


Treated as a synonym of O. brevipes in Ludwig (1899). [details]


Ophiartrum pictum Müller and Troschel = Ophiocoma pica??(Lyman, 1874). [details]


Synonymy uncertain, possibly Ophiocoma dentata. [details]

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