basis of record
Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]
Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS) [details] Available for editors
From editor or global species database
Spelling Ophioconis in Loisette & Marshall (1983).
Holotype in Zoologisches Museum, Göttingen (Germany). Type locality: Amboina, Indonesia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ophioconis is actually not a spelling variation, but the correct spelling. [details]
From other sources
Description Arm length to 20 mm, disc diameter to 6 mm. Similar to Ophiochaeta hirsuta, but genus instantly recognisable by fan-shaped teeth with glassy, serrated edge. Colour cream with dusky grey markings and banded arms. Habitat: among algae, sponges, coral etc.
General distribution: tropical, west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-72 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in East Indies, north Australia, Philippine and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]