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Ophiothrix trilineata Lütken, 1869

212416  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212416)

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marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lütken, C. F. (1869). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Tredie Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning. 8, 20-109. [details]   
Description Colour in life: disc dark uniformly blue; arms blue or blue green with fine characteristic median lines alternating dark...  
Description Colour in life: disc dark uniformly blue; arms blue or blue green with fine characteristic median lines alternating dark blue and white, which extend on the aboral side of the disc between the radial shields; arm spines glassy, reddish and often with a dark line, ventrally white overall. Arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 5 mm. Disc scales covered by scattered spinelets. Radial shields naked. Aboral arm plates as wide as long, distal edge convex, median light coloured longitudinal line bordered by darker areas on either side and two more lighter lines bordered by darker areas on either side. Oral arm plates broader than long, distal side convex. Six to eigth arm spines, no more than 3-4 times the length of the segment, second one from obove the longest. Habitat: crevices around hard corals and on soft corals.
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995), Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution:from the Red Sea and East Africa to the western Pacific (Tortonese, 1980); W Indian Ocean (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central pacific Ocean, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to western Pacific Ocean (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothrix trilineata Lütken, 1869. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212416 on 2018-04-25
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1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
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2000-09-22 07:17:05Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z
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original description Lütken, C. F. (1869). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Tredie Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning. 8, 20-109. [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   

additional source Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Colour in life: disc dark uniformly blue; arms blue or blue green with fine characteristic median lines alternating dark blue and white, which extend on the aboral side of the disc between the radial shields; arm spines glassy, reddish and often with a dark line, ventrally white overall. Arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 5 mm. Disc scales covered by scattered spinelets. Radial shields naked. Aboral arm plates as wide as long, distal edge convex, median light coloured longitudinal line bordered by darker areas on either side and two more lighter lines bordered by darker areas on either side. Oral arm plates broader than long, distal side convex. Six to eigth arm spines, no more than 3-4 times the length of the segment, second one from obove the longest. Habitat: crevices around hard corals and on soft corals.
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995), Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution:from the Red Sea and East Africa to the western Pacific (Tortonese, 1980); W Indian Ocean (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central pacific Ocean, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to western Pacific Ocean (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Remark In Subgenus Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840 Richmond, 1997.
Type locality: Samoa. Holotype (probable) Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.2221 (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 


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