WoRMS banner

WoRMS RSS feed RSS
Add search provider Add provider
Twitter: Latest updates @WRMarineSpecies

WoRMS source details

NameDevaney, D.M. (1978). A review of the Genus Ophiomastix (Ophiuroidea : Ophiocomidae), Part II of a series of studies on Ophiocomid Brittlestars, Micronesica 14(2): 273-359
Type Publication
IMIS-ID22294
AbstractA review of the ophiuroid genus Ophiomastix based upon comparisons of conventional and newly proposed morphological crriteria is presented. The relationship of the genus within the subfamily Ophiocominae is discussed, providing evidence for the close connection of Ophiomastix to the Scolopendrina group of Ophiocoma. Material is drawn from previous descriptions as well as from specimens in various institutions around the world and including many previously undescribed or erroneously described specimens. One new species is included, increasing the number recognized in the genus to fifteen from various locations throughout the Indo-West Pacific region (East Africa to the Tuamotu Archipelago). A key to the identification of the species and illustrations of important taxonomic features are provided.
Taxa
(4)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus trepidus (Koehler, 1904) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix flaccida Lyman, 1874 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix bispinosa H.L. Clark, 1917 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix variabilis Koehler, 1905 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix marshallensis Devaney, 1978 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix notabilis H.L. Clark, 1938 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix variabilis Koehler, 1905 (source of synonymy)
Edit
history
Date   action   by
2013-01-12 18:30:12Z  created  db_admin
 [Back to search]