WoRMS name details

Ophionephthys africana Balinsky, 1957

216226  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216226)

 unaccepted (transferred by A.M. Clark & Rowe (1971))
Species
marine
Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Description Disc scales naked except for the radial shields and a few scales around them. Radial shields five times as long as broad,...  
Description Disc scales naked except for the radial shields and a few scales around them. Radial shields five times as long as broad, length half of the disc radius, narrowly separated. Oral shields oval, twice as broad as long. Adoral plates not meeting proximally. Aboral arm plates longer than wide, scarcely in contact. Oral arm plates longer than broad, distal side convex, dark-coloured except near the edge. Five arm spines basally, seven later, falling off to five along the arm, all somewhat flattened. The lowest arm spine the longest (rather more than the length of an arm segment). Habitat: vertical burrows in the mud (Balinsky, 1957). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T.; Thuy, B. (Eds) (2019). World Ophiuroidea Database. Ophionephthys africana Balinsky, 1957. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216226 on 2019-12-08
Date
action
by
1999-11-18 20:41:13Z
created
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
changed
2011-07-06 07:33:22Z
changed

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original description Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   

new combination reference 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Disc scales naked except for the radial shields and a few scales around them. Radial shields five times as long as broad, length half of the disc radius, narrowly separated. Oral shields oval, twice as broad as long. Adoral plates not meeting proximally. Aboral arm plates longer than wide, scarcely in contact. Oral arm plates longer than broad, distal side convex, dark-coloured except near the edge. Five arm spines basally, seven later, falling off to five along the arm, all somewhat flattened. The lowest arm spine the longest (rather more than the length of an arm segment). Habitat: vertical burrows in the mud (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Remark A.M. Clark (1970) place the species in the subgenus: (Fellaria).
Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town. [details]

synonymy Original combination [details]