Ophiuroidea name details

Ophionyx scutellum (Grube, 1840)

1378950  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1378950)

 unaccepted (see status note)
Species
Ophiura scutellum Grube, 1840 (transferred to Ophionyx by Müller & Troschel, 1842)
marine
(of Ophiura scutellum Grube, 1840) Grube, A.E. (1840). <em>Actinien, Echinodermen und Würmer des Adriatischen- und Mittelmeers nach eigenen Sammlungen beschrieben.</em> Königsberg: J.H. Bon. 92 pp., 12 figs., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10662919
page(s): 19 [details]   
Distribution Only known from Mediterranean Sea with a single specimen.  
Distribution Only known from Mediterranean Sea with a single specimen. [details]

Status Müller & Troschel (1842) transferred Ophiura scutellatum Grube, 1840 to their new genus Ophionyx. Later, they synonymized...  
Status Müller & Troschel (1842) transferred Ophiura scutellatum Grube, 1840 to their new genus Ophionyx. Later, they synonymized Ophionyx with Ophiothrix (Müller & Troshcel 1843). The description of the single specimen strongly suggests that it was a juvenile. They also synonymized it with a specimen observed by Erdl (1842) and named Ophiura echinata. From his pl. 2 fig. 11 it is clear that it was an Ophiothrix, not an Ophiura. Thus, he most likely meant Asterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828, which is currently accepted as Ophiothrix fragilis, not Ophiura echinata Lamarck, 1816, which currently is accepted as Ophiocoma echinata. [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T.; Thuy, B. (Eds) (2019). World Ophiuroidea Database. Ophionyx scutellum (Grube, 1840). Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1378950 on 2019-12-07
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original description  (of Ophiura scutellum Grube, 1840) Grube, A.E. (1840). <em>Actinien, Echinodermen und Würmer des Adriatischen- und Mittelmeers nach eigenen Sammlungen beschrieben.</em> Königsberg: J.H. Bon. 92 pp., 12 figs., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10662919
page(s): 19 [details]   

source of synonymy Müller, J.; Troschel, F. H. (1843). Neue Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Asteriden. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte.</em> 9(1), 113-131., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13703144
page(s): 121 [details]   

new combination reference Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. <em>Vieweg: Braunschweig.</em> xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159
page(s): 117 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
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Distribution Only known from Mediterranean Sea with a single specimen. [details]

Status Müller & Troschel (1842) transferred Ophiura scutellatum Grube, 1840 to their new genus Ophionyx. Later, they synonymized Ophionyx with Ophiothrix (Müller & Troshcel 1843). The description of the single specimen strongly suggests that it was a juvenile. They also synonymized it with a specimen observed by Erdl (1842) and named Ophiura echinata. From his pl. 2 fig. 11 it is clear that it was an Ophiothrix, not an Ophiura. Thus, he most likely meant Asterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828, which is currently accepted as Ophiothrix fragilis, not Ophiura echinata Lamarck, 1816, which currently is accepted as Ophiocoma echinata. [details]

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