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Sloan, N.A., A.M. Clark & J.D. Taylor (1979). The Echinoderms of Aldabra and their habitats. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool.) 37 (2): 81- 128.
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This first full account of the echinoderm fauna of Aldabra Atoll, western Indian Ocean, includes a description of the shallow-water habitats and two special ecological studies dealing with the microhabitats of the Ophiocomidae - the dominant family of coral-reef ophiuroids - and a comparison between the echinoderms of an exposed and sheltered part of the shore. The remainder consists of an annotated fauna list, with details of habitats, colours in life, parasites, commensals and other observations by Sloan, but also takes account of prevoius work by others at the Royal Society's base on the atoll. Nearly 130 species are included, of which 20% are recorded for the first time from the Islands of the western Indian Ocean (excluding the Mascarene Islands)
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Anoplodactylus Wilson, 1878 (additional source)
Anoplodactylus ophiurophilus Stock (basis of record)
Asterina burtoni Gray, 1840 accepted as Aquilonastra burtoni (Gray, 1840) (basis of record)
Asterina burtoni Gray, 1840 accepted as Aquilonastra burtoni (Gray, 1840) (source of synonymy)
Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin-Méneville, 1855 [in Guérin-Méneville, 1855-1856] (additional source)
Gyptis ophiocomae Storch & Niggemann, 1967 (basis of record)
Holothuria (Selenkothuria) moebii Ludwig, 1883 (basis of record)
Holothuria (Thymiosycia) remollescens Lampert, 1885 (basis of record)
Leiocidaris verticillata (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Plococidaris verticillata (Lamarck, 1816) (source of synonymy)
Melanella muelleriae (Sturany, 1903) (additional source)
Neoferdina offreti (Koehler, 1910) (basis of record)
Ophiarachna megacantha H.L. Clark, 1938 (basis of record)
Ophiarachnella macracantha aldabrensis Sloan, Clark & Taylor, 1979 (original description)
Ophiochaeta boschmai A.H. Clark, 1964 accepted as Ophiochaeta hirsuta Lütken, 1869 (source of synonymy)
Ophiochaeta hirsuta Lütken, 1869 (additional source)
Ophiocoma L. Agassiz, 1836 (additional source)
Orbithyone megapodia Clark, 1938 (basis of record)
Plococidaris vertillata accepted as Plococidaris verticillata (Lamarck, 1816) (source of synonymy)
Polyeunoa nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) accepted as Hololepidella nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) (additional source)
Thyca crystallina (Gould, 1846) (additional source)
Aldabra for Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Aldabra for Acropora acuminata (Verrill, 1864) 
Aldabra for Actinopyga bannwarthi Panning, 1944  (doubtful)
Aldabra for Actinopyga mauritiana (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) 
Aldabra for Actinopyga miliaris (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) 
Aldabra for Afrocucumis africana (Semper, 1867) 
Aldabra for Aglaophenia cupressina Lamouroux, 1816 
Aldabra for Amphiodia dividua Mortensen, 1933 
Aldabra for Amphioplus (Lymanella) integer (Ljungman, 1867) 
Aldabra for Amphioplus impressa (Ljungman, 1867) 
Aldabra for Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828) 
Aldabra for Amphiura inhacensis J.B. Balinsky, 1957 
Aldabra for Anoplodactylus ophiurophilus Stock 
Aldabra for Asterina burtoni Gray, 1840 
Aldabra for Asterina burtoni cepheus (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Aldabra for Asteropsis carinifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Astropecten polyacanthus Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Astropyga radiata (Leske, 1778) 
Aldabra for Bohadschia marmorata Jaeger, 1833 
Aldabra for Brissus latecarinatus (Leske, 1778) 
Aldabra for Chiridota stuhlmanni Lampert, 1896 
Aldabra for Chiridota violacea (J. Müller, 1849) 
Aldabra for Clypeaster fervens Koehler, 1922 
Aldabra for Clypeaster reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Aldabra for Colobocentrotus atratus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Aldabra for Culcita schmideliana (Bruzelius, 1805) 
Aldabra for Dactylosaster cylindricus (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Diadema savignyi (Audouin, 1809) 
Aldabra for Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778)  (doubtful)
Aldabra for Dorometra mauritiana (AH Clark, 1911) 
Aldabra for Echinocyamus crispus Mazzetti, 1893 
Aldabra for Echinometra mathaei (Blainville, 1825) 
Aldabra for Echinoneus abnormis de Loriol, 1883 
Aldabra for Echinoneus cyclostomus Leske, 1778 
Aldabra for Echinostrephus molaris (Blainville, 1825) 
Aldabra for Echinothrix calamaris (Pallas, 1774) 
Aldabra for Euapta godeffroyi (Semper, 1868) 
Aldabra for Eucidaris metularia (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Fibularia ovulum Lamarck, 1816 
Aldabra for Fromia milleporella (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Gastrolepidia clavigera Schmarda, 1861 
Aldabra for Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin-Méneville, 1855 [in Guérin-Méneville, 1855-1856] 
Aldabra for Gyptis ophiocomae Storch & Niggemann, 1967 
Aldabra for Heterocentrotus trigonarius (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Hololepidella nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Cystipus) rigida (Selenka, 1867) 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Fistularia) hilla Lesson, 1830 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Halodeima) atra Jaeger, 1833 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Lessonothuria) pardalis Selenka, 1867 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Lessonothuria) verrucosa Selenka, 1867 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt, 1835) 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Microthele) nobilis (Selenka, 1867) 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Platyperona) difficilis Semper, 1868 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Selenkothuria) moebii Ludwig, 1883 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Selenkothuria) parva Krauss in Lampert, 1885 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Semperothuria) cinerascens (Brandt, 1835) 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Stauropora) pervicax Selenka, 1867 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Theelothuria) hamata Pearson, 1913  (doubtful)
Aldabra for Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola Semper, 1868 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens (Forsskål, 1775) 
Aldabra for Holothuria (Thymiosycia) remollescens Lampert, 1885 
Aldabra for Labidodemas rugosum (Ludwig, 1875) 
Aldabra for Lamprometra klunzingeri (Hartlaub, 1890) 
Aldabra for Linckia guildingi Gray, 1840 
Aldabra for Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Aldabra for Linckia multifora (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Macrophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861) 
Aldabra for Macrophiothrix longipeda (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Maretia planulata (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Megadenus cantharelloides Humphreys & Lützen, 1972 
Aldabra for Melanella muelleriae (Sturany, 1903) 
Aldabra for Metalia spatagus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Aldabra for Metalia sternalis (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Mithrodia clavigera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Neoferdina offreti (Koehler, 1910) 
Aldabra for Oligometra serripinna (Carpenter, 1881) 
Aldabra for Ophiactis picteti (de Loriol, 1893) 
Aldabra for Ophiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Aldabra for Ophiactis versicolor H.L. Clark, 1939 
Aldabra for Ophiarachna affinis Lütken, 1869 
Aldabra for Ophiarachnella gorgonia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Aldabra for Ophiarachnella macracantha aldabrensis Sloan, Clark & Taylor, 1979 
Aldabra for Ophiarachnella septemspinosa (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
Aldabra for Ophiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851 
Aldabra for Ophidiaster hemprichi Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Ophiochaeta hirsuta Lütken, 1869 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma anaglyptica Ely, 1944 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma brevipes Peters, 1851 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma doederleini de Loriol, 1899 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma erinaceus Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma pica Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888) 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma scolopendrina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Aldabra for Ophiocoma valenciae Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Ophiocomella sexradia (Duncan, 1887) 
Aldabra for Ophioconus permixta 
Aldabra for Ophiolepis cincta Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Ophiolepis cincta cincta Müller & Troschel, 1842 
Aldabra for Ophiomastix caryophyllata Lütken, 1869 
Aldabra for Ophiomastix koehleri Devaney, 1977 
 Description

Commensal with Macrophiothrix hirsuta in Kalk (1958). Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

 Description

Also distributed in Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South ... [details]

 Description

Also distributed in Bay of Bengal and north Australia (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, ... [details]

 Description

Colour in life: disc centre pink, some plates with large violet spots, the rest off-white, pimk below (Sloan, ... [details]

 Description

Colour in life: disc blood-red with radial shields the same colour, arms basically blood-red with a lighter pattern ... [details]

 Description

Has shorter arms than Ophiolepis cincta garretti, with a bolder and usually patterned colouration (Sloan et al., 1979). [details]

 Distribution

Also distributed in East Indies (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]

 Distribution

Also distributed in Australia in Clark & Rowe (1971) and Rowe & Gates (1995). Ecology: benthic, inshore, ... [details]

 Ecology

Ecology: benthic, continental shelf. General distribution: tropical, endemic in Australia, recorded depth 42 m. ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype Australian Museum, Sydney (Australia) J6043, paratype Australian Museum, Sydney (Australia) J6379. Type ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype in Nationall Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden (Netherlands). Type locality: Obi Latoe, Indonesia (Rowe & ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No. 1627. Type locality: ... [details]

 Remark

Treated as valid in Rowe & Gates (1995) and in Achituv (1969). [details]

 Remark

Holotype (probable) whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Hong Kong (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

 Remark

In Subgenus (Thymiosycia) Pearson, 1914. Status undetermined ?Stadtliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart ... [details]

 Synonymy

Day lists Hololepidella under citations for Polyeunoa nigropunctata, but Pettibone (1993) considers this finding as ... [details]

 Type locality

Aldabra. Holotype: Natural History Museum, London (England) 1978.9.1.1 [details]

 Type species

Ophiura echinata Lamarck, 1816 by subsequent designation, see Clark, H.L. (1915) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). In family ... [details]