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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 124929

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 editorChilophiurina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura Lamarck, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ciliata O.F. Müller, 1776
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioderma lacertosum (Lamarck, 1801) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioglypha texturata (Lamarck, 1816)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliaris Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliata (Bruzelius in Retzius, 1783) non (O.F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura lacertosa Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura textura (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym and misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura texturata Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryllgjarpëri gjembavegjël [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkrrabori gjembavegjël [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewone slangster  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorserpent star  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorophiure roseUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorophiure  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchlangenstern  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgråbrun slangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgråbrun slangestjerne  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrungrå fransormstjärna  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Biscay
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArcachon Bay [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Coast [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Haan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Panne [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKnokke [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLombardsijde [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCalais [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKerkennah Islands [details]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeeland [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadeira [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHelgoland [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOosterschelde [details]
Norway
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Coast of Norway [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorway [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Wadden Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWadden Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFrench Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParartotrogus richardi T. & A. Scott, 1893 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreeding Ophiopluteus larva. Summer [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. Ophiura ophiura is very similar to Ophiura albida and can only be distinguished from this species by the presence of pores between the arm plates. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species always reached low densities, with a maximum of 20 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and a maximum of 50 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Ophiura ophiura is found in fine to medium-grained sediments (median grain size: 150-500 μm) with an optimum in sediments with a grain size of 150-200 μm (relative occurrence: > 20%). The species clearly prefers sediments with a mud content of 30-40% (relative occurrence: 60%). [details]
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124929
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124929 on 2014-04-21
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