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Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)

124929  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124929)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
Description Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. Ophiura...  
Description Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. Ophiura ophiura is very similar to Ophiura albida and can only be distinguished from this species by the presence of pores between the arm plates. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Distribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles  
Distribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles [details]

Distribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal...  
Distribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species always reached low densities, with a maximum of 20 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and a maximum of 50 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124929 on 2018-10-23
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original description  (ofAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

original description  (ofOphioderma lacertosum (Lamarck, 1801)) Lamarck J.B. (1801). <i>Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République.</i> Published by the author and Deterville, Paris: viii + 432 pp. , available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiura ciliaris Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J. B. de. (1816). Ordre Second. Radiaires Échinodermes. <em>Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres.</em> 2, 522-568., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698#page/532/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiura lacertosa Lamarck, 1801) Lamarck J.B. (1801). <i>Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République.</i> Published by the author and Deterville, Paris: viii + 432 pp. , available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiura texturata Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J. B. de. (1816). Ordre Second. Radiaires Échinodermes. <em>Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres.</em> 2, 522-568., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698#page/532/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofAsterias ciliata O.F. Müller, 1776) Müller, O. F. (1776). Zoologiae Danicae prodromus: seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium. <em>Hafniae, Typiis Hallageriis.</em> 1-274., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550
page(s): 235 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphiura aurora Risso, 1826) Risso, A. (1826-1827). Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe Méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes. Paris, Levrault:. <em>.</em> 3(XVI): 1-480, 14 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/58984
page(s): 273 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphiura bracteata Johnston, 1935) Johnston, G. (1935). Illustrations in British Zoology. <em>Magazine of natural history and journal of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and meteorology.</em> 8: 465-467., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/39136
page(s): 465 [details]   

context source (Schelde) Goudswaard, K.; van Asch, M. (2015). Kuilen op de Westerschelde: data rapport 2015. <em>IMARES Wageningen Report, C145/15. IMARES Wageningen UR: Yerseke.</em> 14 pp. (look up in IMIS[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 Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. <i>Synopses of the British fauna (new series)</i>, 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Breeding Ophiopluteus larva. Summer [details]

Description Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. Ophiura ophiura is very similar to Ophiura albida and can only be distinguished from this species by the presence of pores between the arm plates. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Distribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles [details]

Distribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species always reached low densities, with a maximum of 20 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and a maximum of 50 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Habitat Ophiura ophiura is found in fine to medium-grained sediments (median grain size: 150-500 μm) with an optimum in sediments with a grain size of 150-200 μm (relative occurrence: > 20%). The species clearly prefers sediments with a mud content of 30-40% (relative occurrence: 60%). [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian yllgjarpëri gjembavegjël [from synonym]krrabori gjembavegjël [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch gewone slangster  [details]
English serpent star  [details]
French ophiure roseophiure  [details]
German Schlangenstern  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål gråbrun slangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk gråbrun slangestjerne  [details]
Swedish brungrå fransormstjärna  [details]

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