Ophiuroidea Logo
Introduction | Search taxa | Taxon tree | Specimens | Distribution | Attributes | Literature | Stats | Log in

Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela dividua von Martens, 1879 
AphiaID: 213396

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiotrichidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela danae Verrill, 1869
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela Verrill, 1867
Sources  original description von Martens, E. 1879. Vorzeigung eines eigenthümlichen sechsarmigen Schlangensterns, Ophiothela dividua, sp.n. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 1879, 127-130. [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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]

Attribute Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea) [details]
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: disc colour of the dried specimens blue variegated with whitish, with conspicuous blue lines across the outer ends of the radial shields and at intervals across the arm. Disc scales covered by thick skin, with many small granules and scattered larger ones. Central part of the disc with several short, blunt spines. Six arms covered by many granules basally, distally the granules form regular transverse rows, a larger central granule on each segment. Habitat: coral reef, in about 30 ft. of water (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark 11 syntypes (alcohol), Algoa Bay : IG 6752, Institut Royal de Sciences Naturelle de Belgique, Bruxelles (Belgium).
Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: unknown (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
According to A.M. Clark & Courtman-Stock (1976); Ophiothela dividua could be a synonym of O. danae Verrill. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213396
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2000-07-25 07:03:11Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothela dividua von Martens, 1879. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database at http://www.marinespecies.org/Ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213396 on 2014-09-19
  
Website and databases developed and hosted by VLIZ · Page generated 2014-09-19 GMT · contact: