WoRMS name details

Ophidiaster lymani (A.H. Clark, 1948)

378735  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:378735)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Mah, C.L. (2020). World Asteroidea Database. Ophidiaster lymani (A.H. Clark, 1948). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=378735 on 2020-02-20
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basis of record Nataf, G. and Cherbonnier, G. (1975). Troisieme contriubtion a la connaissance des asterides de la cote occidentale d'Afrique. <em>Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle (Zoologique).</em> 218: 813-832, 3 plates.
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From editor or global species database
Identification From Clark & Downey (1992: 270) "The specimens from Cape Cerde and Annobon Islands, Gulf of Guine, identified by Nataf and Cherbonnier (1975) as 'Ophidiaster lymani" are indeed Ophidiasters but cannot be Copidaster lymani; they lack the thick covering membrane invested with flat, scale-like granules also they do not have alternating large and small adambulacral plates on the arms and their pedicellariae have rather short valves in broadly boat-shaped alveoli, unlike the very long, slender valves in narrow, sharply tapered alveoli of lymani. I have examined these specimens and they seem to be Ophidiaster guildingi [details]