WoRMS taxon details

Ophiopeza spinosa (Ljungman, 1867)

212321  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212321)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Ophiarachna spinosa Ljungman, 1867) Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. <em>Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1866.</em> 23(9): 303-336. [details]   
Description Description: arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 9 mm. Disc completely covered with granules, otherwise similar to O....  
Description Description: arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 9 mm. Disc completely covered with granules, otherwise similar to O. fallax. Colour pale yellowish or brown; arms banded. Habitat: under rocks and coral rubble. General distribution: from the Red Sea to Hawaii and SE Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-74 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998). According to A.M. Clark (1984) this species has only been recorded from the Mascarenes and Seychelles, but not East Africa.
Also recorded in Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T.; Thuy, B. (Eds) (2019). World Ophiuroidea Database. Ophiopeza spinosa (Ljungman, 1867). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212321 on 2019-08-22
Date
action
by
1997-07-18 10:07:00Z
created
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
checked

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original description  (of Ophiopezella dubiosa de Loriol, 1893) Loriol, P. de. (1893). Catalogue raisonné des Echinodermes recueillis par M.V. de Robillard à l'Ile Maurice. III. Ophiurides et Astrophytides. <em>Mem. Soc. Phys. Hist. nat. Gèneve.</em> 32(3), 1-63, pls 23-25., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36188778 [details]   

original description  (of Ophiarachna spinosa Ljungman, 1867) Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. <em>Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1866.</em> 23(9): 303-336. [details]   

original description  (of Ophiarachna spinosum Ljungman, 1867) Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. <em>Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1866.</em> 23(9): 303-336. [details]   

original description  (of Ophiopezella luetkeni de Loriol, 1893) Loriol, P. de. (1893). Echinodermes de la Baie d'Amboine. <em>Revue Suisse de Zoologie.</em> 1, 359-426, pls 13-15., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/38483#page/375/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Distichophis clarki Ely, 1942) Ely, C.A. 1942. Shallow-water Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea of Hawaii. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin, 176, 1-63. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. <em>Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).</em> London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   

additional source Clark H.L. (1909). Notes on some Australian and Indo-Pacific echinoderms. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 52: 107-135., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25494#page/187/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Rowe, F. W. E.; Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. <em>In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia'.</em> 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne). [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Liao, Yulin. (2004). Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. <em>Fauna Sinica.</em> 40, 1-305. pl. I-VI. Science Press: Beijing.
page(s): 341 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Paratype (of Distichophis clarki Ely, 1942) MCZ OPH-6668 [details]
From other sources
Description Description: arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 9 mm. Disc completely covered with granules, otherwise similar to O. fallax. Colour pale yellowish or brown; arms banded. Habitat: under rocks and coral rubble. General distribution: from the Red Sea to Hawaii and SE Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-74 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998). According to A.M. Clark (1984) this species has only been recorded from the Mascarenes and Seychelles, but not East Africa.
Also recorded in Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Remark Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Foa Is., Tonga (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]