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Macrophiothrix mossambica J.B Balinsky, 1957

213197  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213197)

 unaccepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Description Description: Arm length a little under to ten times the disc diameter. Radial shields and aboral and oral sides of the disc...  
Description Description: Arm length a little under to ten times the disc diameter. Radial shields and aboral and oral sides of the disc scales covered by the trifid stumps. Oral shields diamond-shaped, slightly wider than long, rounded lateral edges. Adoral plates large, meeting in the interradius. Aboral arm plates less than twice as wide as long, proximal edge straight, distal edge convex, rounded lateral angles, succesives ones broadly contiguous, bearing granules. Oral arm plates as wide as long, proximal and distal edges strraight, lateral ones convex. Single pointed tentacle scale. Eight thorny arm spines, blunt on the tip, the fourth from above longest (over twice the length of an arm segment), the lowest bear a sharp hook. Habitat: coral reef (Balinsky, 1957). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Macrophiothrix mossambica J.B Balinsky, 1957. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213197 on 2018-07-20
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1999-06-24 23:12:29Z
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2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z
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original description Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy Clark, A. M. (1968). Notes on some tropical indo-pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology. 16(7): 277-322, 1pl. [details]   

source of synonymy Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Description: Arm length a little under to ten times the disc diameter. Radial shields and aboral and oral sides of the disc scales covered by the trifid stumps. Oral shields diamond-shaped, slightly wider than long, rounded lateral edges. Adoral plates large, meeting in the interradius. Aboral arm plates less than twice as wide as long, proximal edge straight, distal edge convex, rounded lateral angles, succesives ones broadly contiguous, bearing granules. Oral arm plates as wide as long, proximal and distal edges strraight, lateral ones convex. Single pointed tentacle scale. Eight thorny arm spines, blunt on the tip, the fourth from above longest (over twice the length of an arm segment), the lowest bear a sharp hook. Habitat: coral reef (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Holotype Holotype: South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa). Type locality: Ponta Torres coral reef, Inhaca Is. (Mozambique) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 


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