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Ophiura robusta (Ayres, 1852)

124933  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124933)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofOphiolepis robusta Ayres, 1852) Ayres, W.O. (1852). An account of the structure of the Ophiuridae and a description and drawings of a new species belonging to the genus Ophiolepis. Proceedings Boston Society Natural History. 4: 133-135., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35742#page/141/mode/1up [details]   
Taxonomy O. robusta has a hook-shaped middle spine on distal arm segments. This character is unusual in Ophiura and my suggest that...  
Taxonomy O. robusta has a hook-shaped middle spine on distal arm segments. This character is unusual in Ophiura and my suggest that the species belongs in a different genus, possibly Ophiuroglypha. [details]

Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), Saguenay Fjord, northern Gaspe waters, southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs,...  
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), Saguenay Fjord, northern Gaspe waters, southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle valley), downstream part of middle St. Lawrence estuary, lower St. Lawrence estuary, Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel), Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway), middle North Shore (from Sept- Iles to Cape Whittle, including the Mingan Islands), Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone)(=Honguedo Strait), lower North Shore, North and South slope of Anticosti Island; western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of Newfoundland; Cape Hatteras [details]

Distribution In depths of more than 40 m, on rougher ground than other Ophiura species, off the northeast coast of Britain, occasional...  
Distribution In depths of more than 40 m, on rougher ground than other Ophiura species, off the northeast coast of Britain, occasional in the northern North Sea [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiura robusta (Ayres, 1852). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124933 on 2018-06-24
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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2011-05-06 07:12:54Z
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2016-11-14 08:04:36Z
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original description  (ofOphiolepis robusta Ayres, 1852) Ayres, W.O. (1852). An account of the structure of the Ophiuridae and a description and drawings of a new species belonging to the genus Ophiolepis. Proceedings Boston Society Natural History. 4: 133-135., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35742#page/141/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiura fasciculata Forbes, 1854) Forbes, E. (1852). Notes on animals of the class Echinodermata collected by Dr. Sutherland in Assistance Bay. In Sutherland, P.C. Journal of a voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the years 1850-1851 performed by KM. Ships 'Lady Franklin'and 'Sophia. II: appendix ccxiv-ccxvi., available online at https://archive.org/details/cihm_40908 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiura squamosa Lütken, 1859) Lütken, C. F. (1859). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Anden Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning. 5, 177-271, 5 pl. [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Gosner, 1977 [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[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 Thuy, B.; Stöhr, S. (2011). Lateral arm plate morphology in brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea): new perspectives for ophiuroid micropalaeontology and classification. Zootaxa. 3013, 1-47.
note: The hook-shaped arm spines are shown for the first time in this publication. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [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 

basis of record  (ofOphiura fasciculata Forbes, 1854) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofOphioglypha robusta (Ayres, 1854)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiolepis robusta Ayres, 1852) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofOphiura squamosa Lütken, 1859) 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 

basis of record  (ofOphiura squamosa Lütken, 1859) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Deepsea) Smirnov I.S., Piepenburg D., Ahearn C., Juterzenka K.V. (2014). Deep-sea fauna of European seas: An annotated species check-list of benthic invertebrates living deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. Ophiuroidea. Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.11. No.1: 192–209 [in English]. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomy O. robusta has a hook-shaped middle spine on distal arm segments. This character is unusual in Ophiura and my suggest that the species belongs in a different genus, possibly Ophiuroglypha. [details]

From other sources
Authority Ayres, 1851 [details]

Breeding Ophiopluteus larva. April-May [details]

Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), Saguenay Fjord, northern Gaspe waters, southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle valley), downstream part of middle St. Lawrence estuary, lower St. Lawrence estuary, Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel), Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway), middle North Shore (from Sept- Iles to Cape Whittle, including the Mingan Islands), Laurentian Channel (bathyal zone)(=Honguedo Strait), lower North Shore, North and South slope of Anticosti Island; western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of Newfoundland; Cape Hatteras [details]

Distribution In depths of more than 40 m, on rougher ground than other Ophiura species, off the northeast coast of Britain, occasional in the northern North Sea [details]

Habitat intertidal, bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]
 

LanguageName 
Norwegian Bokmål nordlig slangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk nordleg slangestjerne  [details]
Swedish mindre fransormstjärna  [details]

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