WoRMS taxon details

Ophiarachnella gorgonia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)

213218  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213218)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Ophiarachna gorgonia Müller & Troschel, 1842) 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 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Description Colour in life: disc off-white but dominated by almost black markings, one major one along each pair of radial shields and...  
Description Colour in life: disc off-white but dominated by almost black markings, one major one along each pair of radial shields and 1-3 minor marks inter-radially, arms off-white with dark brown bands 1-3 segments wide both above and below, ventral surface of arms not darker distally as at Aldabra (Sloan et al., 1979). Humphreys 1981 <213>. Description: arm length to 7.5 cm, disc diameter to 1.5 cm. Disc scales concealed by granules with only the naked radial shields (large and oval) exposed. Colour pattern distinctive, including white, red, orange and green banding on arms, and green and white disc. Habitat: under coral in lagoons and shallow reef areas.
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Guam (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); WIO to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-39 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T.; Thuy, B. (Eds) (2019). World Ophiuroidea Database. Ophiarachnella gorgonia (Müller & Troschel, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213218 on 2019-08-21
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1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
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2000-09-20 08:24:09Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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original description  (of Ophiarachna gorgonia Müller & Troschel, 1842) 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 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Pectinura venusta 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 Pectinura megaloplax Bell, 1884) Bell, F. J. (1884). Echinodermata. <em>Report on the zoological collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the voyage of H.M.S. “Alert”, 1881-2.</em> 117-177, 509-512, pls 8-17 & 45. London., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/63054#page/149/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Pectinura marmorata Lyman, 1874) Lyman, T. (1874). Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae: new and old. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College.</em> 3: 221-272, 7 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30729#page/251/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Pectinura intermedia Bell, 1888) Bell, F.J. (1888). Report on a collection of echinoderms made at Tuticorin, Madras, by Mr. Edgar Thurston, C.M.Z.S., Superintendent, Government Central Museum, Madras. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Journal of London.</em> 1888: 383-89., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/99299#page/448/mode/1up
page(s): 386 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Huang ZG., Li ZY., Morton B. & Leung TY. (2000). Biofouling of cage mariculture zones in the southern waters of Hong Kong. In: Morton B, editor. Asian Marine Biology 16. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. pp 77-99. [details]   

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 Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. <em>Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Bonn.</em> 21(1): 537-563., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/85045#page/583/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. <em>Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1866.</em> 23(9): 303-336. [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] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Paratype (of Pectinura marmorata Lyman, 1874) MCZ OPH-135 [details]
Paratype (of Pectinura marmorata Lyman, 1874) MCZ OPH-236 [details]
Paratype (of Pectinura marmorata Lyman, 1874) MCZ OPH-947 [details]
From other sources
Description Colour in life: disc off-white but dominated by almost black markings, one major one along each pair of radial shields and 1-3 minor marks inter-radially, arms off-white with dark brown bands 1-3 segments wide both above and below, ventral surface of arms not darker distally as at Aldabra (Sloan et al., 1979). Humphreys 1981 <213>. Description: arm length to 7.5 cm, disc diameter to 1.5 cm. Disc scales concealed by granules with only the naked radial shields (large and oval) exposed. Colour pattern distinctive, including white, red, orange and green banding on arms, and green and white disc. Habitat: under coral in lagoons and shallow reef areas.
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Guam (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); WIO to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-39 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Holotype Holotype (probable) Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France). Type locality: unknown (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

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Japanese トウメクモヒトデ  [details]