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Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840

123626  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123626)

accepted
Genus
Subgenus Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix)
Subgenus Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix)
Species Ophiothrix pallida Ljungman, 1872
Species Ophiothrix rathbuni Ludwig, 1882

Species Ophiothrix angulata (Say, 1825) represented as Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) angulata (Say, 1825)
Species Ophiothrix koreana Duncan, 1879 represented as Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) koreana Duncan, 1879
Species Ophiothrix purpurea von Martens, 1867 represented as Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) purpurea von Martens, 1867
Species Ophiothrix spiculata Le Conte, 1851 represented as Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) spiculata Le Conte, 1851

Subgenus Ophiothrix (Keystonea) A.M. Clark, 1967 accepted as Macrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938 (synonym)
Species Ophiothrix capillaris Lyman, 1879 accepted as Macrophiothrix capillaris (Lyman, 1879)
Species Ophiothrix dumosa Lyman, 1860 accepted as Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix) spiculata Le Conte, 1851
Species Ophiothrix fallax de Loriol, 1893 accepted as Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) purpurea von Martens, 1867
Species Ophiothrix macrobrachia H.L. Clark, 1911 accepted as Ophiogymna pellicula (Duncan, 1887) (synonym)
Species Ophiothrix nereidina (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Macrophiothrix nereidina (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Müller, J. & Troschel, F.H. (1840). Über die Gattungen der Ophiuren. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte.</em> 6(1): 326-330., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7203204#page/335/mode/1up
page(s): 328 [details]   
Description Differences in spine and plate shapes and in colour patterns separate the species, but reliable identification in the field...  
Description Differences in spine and plate shapes and in colour patterns separate the species, but reliable identification in the field is not really possible (Richmond, 1998). The tendency of young Ophiothrices is to have thorny radial shields, even when these are naked in fully grown species (Lyman, 1874). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2019). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840. Accessed through: Glover, A.G., Higgs, N., Horton, T. (2019) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: http://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123626 on 2020-05-28
Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2020). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123626 on 2020-05-28
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2007-07-12 13:29:01Z
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2009-09-30 07:01:50Z
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2017-06-30 12:34:29Z
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2017-07-05 07:13:00Z
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original description Müller, J. & Troschel, F.H. (1840). Über die Gattungen der Ophiuren. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte.</em> 6(1): 326-330., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7203204#page/335/mode/1up
page(s): 328 [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i>. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Cherbonnier, G.; Guille, A. (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. <em>Faune de Madagascar, 48.</em> Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS): Paris. ISBN 2-222-02341-6. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

subsequent type designation Lyman, T. (1865). Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae. Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 1: 1-200., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4298745
page(s): 153 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Description Differences in spine and plate shapes and in colour patterns separate the species, but reliable identification in the field is not really possible (Richmond, 1998). The tendency of young Ophiothrices is to have thorny radial shields, even when these are naked in fully grown species (Lyman, 1874). [details]

Type designation Original type designation O. rosula by Lyman (1865). H.L. Clark (1915) synonymized O. rosula with O. pentaphylla (Pennant, 1777) which may have caused later authors to accept the latter name as type species. A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to suppress pentaphylla in favour of the more widely applied name fragils. That proposal seems never to have been decided and technically, O. pentaphylla has priority. See also under species O. fragilis. [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Remark In family Ophiuridae in Ludwig (1899). Type species: O. suensonii ( Lyman, 1874). [details]
 



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