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Ophidiaster alexandri Verrill, 1915

178190  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:178190)

accepted
Species
Ophidiaster pinguis H.L. Clark, 1941 (Synonym according to Downey in Miller (1984))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Verrill, A. E. (1915). Report on the starfishes of the West Indies, Florida, and Brazil, including those obtained by the Bahama expedition from the University of Iowa in 1893. <em>Bulletins form the Laboratories of Natural History.</em> 7(1):1-232, 29 plates., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12346117
page(s): 91 [details]   
Mah, C.L. (2021). World Asteroidea Database. Ophidiaster alexandri Verrill, 1915. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=178190 on 2021-10-24
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2005-07-29 10:12:16Z
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original description Verrill, A. E. (1915). Report on the starfishes of the West Indies, Florida, and Brazil, including those obtained by the Bahama expedition from the University of Iowa in 1893. <em>Bulletins form the Laboratories of Natural History.</em> 7(1):1-232, 29 plates., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12346117
page(s): 91 [details]   

original description  (of Ophidiaster pinguis H.L. Clark, 1941) Clark, H. L. (1941). Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis expeditions to the West Indies, under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and Harvard University. The Echinoderms (other than holothurians). <em>Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural.</em> 15(1): 1-154, 10 plates.
page(s): 51 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Downey, M. E. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. <i>Chapman & Hall Identification Guides</i>, 3. Chapman & Hall. London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Validity Thought to be a synonym of Tamaria floridae (Perrier, 1881) by A.H. Clark (1948) but a valid species according to Downey (1973). [details]

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