WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)

125064  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125064)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteria squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Arm length to 15 mm, disc diamter...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Arm length to 15 mm, disc diamter to 2.5 mm. Disc with obvious scales and with a pair of D-shaped radial shields, half the disc radius in length, twice as long as wide, contiguous. Three oral papillae on each side of the jaw. Aboral arm plates wider than long, distal margin convex. Three arm spines, as long as the segment. Two tentacle scales. Disc colour mottled bluish-grey and pink, the distal part of the radial shields standing out as a bright spot surrounded by darker colour. Arms marked with darker spots. Habitat: lower eulittoral on the underside of stones and among seaweed, and deeper on sand, mud and among seagrasses.
Also recorded in SE Arabia, W India, Pakistan, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Kalk (1958) and Rowe & Gates (1995)); Lakshadeep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); circumglobal (northeastern North America, northern Europe, South Africa, new Zealand, Indo-Pacific Ocean), depth range 0-500 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); temperate and tropical waters worldwide (Richmond, 1998).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, continental slope (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Intertidal to more than 200 m depth. Common...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Intertidal to more than 200 m depth. Common along algae in tidepools and damp places , and under stones in gravel, from aboout mid-tide level down, all round the British Isles; occasional offshore among gravel and shells.
Cosmopolitan in temperate and in warm seas, but A. squamata is probably a species complex, the individual species distinguishable by molecular methods only (Le Gac et al., 2004) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan in temperate and warm temperate seas  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan in temperate and warm temperate seas [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Arctic to Florida; Alaska to S. California  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Arctic to Florida; Alaska to S. California [details]
Stöhr, S.; Hansson, H. (2016). Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828). In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2017). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125064 on 2017-12-17

Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
checked
2010-05-18 08:14:54Z
changed
2016-02-22 09:32:43Z
changed
2016-05-18 09:52:29Z
changed

Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


original description Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis patagonica Ljungman, 1872) Ljungman, A.V. 1872. Förteckning öfver uti Vestindien af Dr A. Goës samt under korvetten Josefinas expedition i Atlantiska Oceanen samlade Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens Förhandlingar 1871, 28(5), 615-658. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis squamata tenuispina (Ljungman, 1865)) Ljungman, A. V. (1865). Tillägg till kännedom af Skandinaviens Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1863. 21(7), 359-367, pl. XV. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis kinbergi Ljungman, 1872) Ljungman, A.V. 1872. Förteckning öfver uti Vestindien af Dr A. Goës samt under korvetten Josefinas expedition i Atlantiska Oceanen samlade Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens Förhandlingar 1871, 28(5), 615-658. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura elegans (Leach, 1815)) Farquhar, H. (1897). A contribution to the history of New Zealand Echinoderms. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 26: 186-198., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/99469#page/230/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis lineata Ljungman, 1872) Ljungman, A.V. 1872. Förteckning öfver uti Vestindien af Dr A. Goës samt under korvetten Josefinas expedition i Atlantiska Oceanen samlade Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens Förhandlingar 1871, 28(5), 615-658. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis appressa Ljungman, 1872) Ljungman, A.V. 1872. Förteckning öfver uti Vestindien af Dr A. Goës samt under korvetten Josefinas expedition i Atlantiska Oceanen samlade Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens Förhandlingar 1871, 28(5), 615-658. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura tenuispina Ljungman, 1865) Ljungman, A. V. (1865). Tillägg till kännedom af Skandinaviens Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1863. 21(7), 359-367, pl. XV. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis japonica Matsumoto, 1915) Matsumoto, H. (1915). A new classification of the Ophiuroidea: with description of new genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 68: 43-92. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis australiana H.L. Clark, 1909) Clark H.L. (1909). Notes on some Australian and Indo-Pacific echinoderms. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 52: 107-135., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25494#page/187/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura neglecta Forbes, 1843) Forbes, E. 1843. On the radiata of the eastern Mediterranean. Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 19: 143-153. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteria squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura parva Hutton, 1878) Hutton, F. W. (1878). Notes on some New Zealand Echinodermata, with description of new species. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute. 9, 305-308., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/108166#page/361/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura tenera Lütken, 1856) Lütken, C. F. (1856). Bidrag til kundskab om Slangestjernerne. II. Oversigt over de vestindiske Ophiurer. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Förening i Kjøbenhavn 1856. 7, 1-19. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis minor Döderlein, 1910) Döderlein, L. (1910). Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea, Echinoidea. In: Schultze, L. Zoologische und Anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt 1903-1905 (Jenaer Denkschrift 16). 4(1), 246-258., available online at http://www.vliz.be/en/imis?module=ref&refid=216075 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis tissieri Reys, 1961) Reys, J. P. (1961). Deux Ophiures nouvelles: Amphipholis tissieri et Ophiomyces peresi. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d'Endome. 36, 153-157. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias noctiluca Viviani, 1805) Viviani, D. (1805). Phosphorescentia maris quatuordecim lucescentium animaliculorum novis speciebus illustrata. Giossi, Genuae. , available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=nD4Kwfccn8kC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=phosphorescentia+maris&source=bl&ots=R4Z-K_3BsG&sig=gYGuggXjYFJzcbEPTkCrPyASkao&hl=en&sa=X&ei=B-sxUsrnOMiKiAK54YGIDQ&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=phosphorescentia%20maris&f=false
page(s): 6 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis tenuis Ayres, 1852) Ayres, W.O. (1852). An account of the structure of the Ophiuridae and a description and drawings of a new species belonging to the genus Ophiolepis. Proceedings Boston Society Natural History. 4: 133-135., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35742#page/141/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Clark, A.M. (1977). The South African Museum's Meiring Naude cruises, part 4: Echinoderms. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 73(6):; 133-147. [details]   

additional source Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

additional source Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin & C. L. Mah. (2009). Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico. Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S. [details]   

additional source 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  PDF available [request] 

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Mah, C.L.; McKnight, D.G.; Eagle, M.K.; Pawson, D.L.; Améziane, N.; Vance, D.J.; Baker, A.N.; Clark, H.E.S.; Davey, N. (2009). Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies. In: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400. [details]   

status source Hendler, G.; Peck, R.W. 1988. Ophiuroids off the deep end: Fauna of the Belizean fore-reef slope. In: Burke, R.D.; Mladenov, P.V.; Lambert, P.; Parsley, R.L. Echinoderm Biology, Proceedings of the sixth International Echinoderm Conference, 411-419. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis squamata tenuispina (Ljungman, 1865)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis appressa Ljungman, 1872) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis kinbergi Ljungman, 1872) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxiognathus squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1829)) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxiognathus squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1829)) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxiognathus squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1829)) Clark, A.M. (1987). Case 2131. Asterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828 (currently Amphipholis squamata; Echinodermatat, Ophiuroidea): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44(4): 246-247., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/2629 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxiognathus squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1829)) ICZN Opinion 1560. (1989). Asterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828 (curretnly Amphipholis squamata; Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea): specific name conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 46(3): 210., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/5120 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Marsh, L.M. and J.I. Marshall. (1983). Some aspects of the zoogeography of northwestern Australian echinoderms (other than holothurians). Bulletin of Marine Sceince 33(3): 671-687., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/1983/00000033/00000003/art00014#expand/collapse [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Koehler, R. (1921). Echinodermes. Faune de France, 1. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences, Paris. 216 pp., available online at http://faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/R.KOEHLER(FdeFr1)Echinodermes.pdf [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis patagonica Ljungman, 1872) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis patagonica Ljungman, 1872) Mortensen, T. (1936). Echinoidea and Ophiuroidea. Discovery Reports. 12: 199-348, pls. 1-9. (iii-1936). (Copepoda: 332)., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/28331#page/215/mode/1up
page(s): 293 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis tenera (Lütken, 1856)) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura elegans (Leach, 1815)) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura elegans (Leach, 1815)) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis lineata Ljungman, 1872) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis tenuispina (Ljungman, 1865)) Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura elegans Leach, 1815) Clark, A.M. (1987). Case 2131. Asterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828 (currently Amphipholis squamata; Echinodermatat, Ophiuroidea): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44(4): 246-247., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/2629 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura elegans Leach, 1815) ICZN Opinion 1560. (1989). Asterias squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828 (curretnly Amphipholis squamata; Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea): specific name conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 46(3): 210., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/5120 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis tenuis Ayres, 1852) Clark, H. L. (1915). Catalogue of Recent ophiurans. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 25(4): 163-376, 20 pls. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis tissieri Reys, 1961) Cherbonnier, G. (1965). Note sur deux supposés nouvelles espéces d'ophiures des Mers d'Europe: Amphipholis tissieri Reys et Ophiomyces peresi Reys. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle, series 2. 37(5), 844-847. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis minor (Döderlein, 1910)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis elegans (Farquhar, 1897)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis tissieri Reys, 1961) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis minor Döderlein, 1910) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura tenera Lütken, 1856) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteria squamata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis australiana H.L. Clark, 1909) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis australiana H.L. Clark, 1909) Liao, Yulin. (2004). Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Fauna Sinica. 40, 1-305. pl. I-VI. Science Press: Beijing.
page(s): 187 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura parva Hutton, 1878) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis japonica Matsumoto, 1915) Liao, Yulin. (2004). Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Fauna Sinica. 40, 1-305. pl. I-VI. Science Press: Beijing.
page(s): 187 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura neglecta Forbes, 1843) Clark, A.M. (1970). Notes on the family Amphiuridae (Ophiuroidea). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool.) 19(1): 1-81., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2305923 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura neglecta Forbes, 1843) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipholis japonica Matsumoto, 1915) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura tenuispina Ljungman, 1865) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Wai, H.Y. (2009) Effects of Deployment of Artificial Reefs on the Marine Benthic Environment, with Special Reference to Sediment Physico-Chemical Chanracteristics. MPhil thesis. City University of Hong Kong. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-1400 [view taxon]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-3893 [view taxon]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-1407 [view taxon]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnknown type , locality Naples [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology This species is luminescent with a greenish light. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreeding Hermaphrodite, possibly self-fertilising, viviparous. May-September? [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Arm length to 15 mm, disc diamter to 2.5 mm. Disc with obvious scales and with a pair of D-shaped radial shields, half the disc radius in length, twice as long as wide, contiguous. Three oral papillae on each side of the jaw. Aboral arm plates wider than long, distal margin convex. Three arm spines, as long as the segment. Two tentacle scales. Disc colour mottled bluish-grey and pink, the distal part of the radial shields standing out as a bright spot surrounded by darker colour. Arms marked with darker spots. Habitat: lower eulittoral on the underside of stones and among seaweed, and deeper on sand, mud and among seagrasses.
Also recorded in SE Arabia, W India, Pakistan, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Kalk (1958) and Rowe & Gates (1995)); Lakshadeep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); circumglobal (northeastern North America, northern Europe, South Africa, new Zealand, Indo-Pacific Ocean), depth range 0-500 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); temperate and tropical waters worldwide (Richmond, 1998).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, continental slope (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Intertidal to more than 200 m depth. Common along algae in tidepools and damp places , and under stones in gravel, from aboout mid-tide level down, all round the British Isles; occasional offshore among gravel and shells.
Cosmopolitan in temperate and in warm seas, but A. squamata is probably a species complex, the individual species distinguishable by molecular methods only (Le Gac et al., 2004) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan in temperate and warm temperate seas [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Arctic to Florida; Alaska to S. California [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found from the intertidal zone to 828 m depth, often with tunicates, prefers rock, algae covered and gravel substrate. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Broods young in bursal slits near arm attachment sites. [details]
 

Feeding Type
detritus feeder [details]
Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiurophilus amphiurae (Hérouard, 1906) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiurophilus bocqueti Goudey-Perrière, 1979 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiurophilus hendleri Goudey-Perrière, 1979 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiurophilus humesi Goudey-Perrière, 1979 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCancerilla neozelanica Stephensen, 1927 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCancerilla tubulata Dalyell, 1851 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParachordeumium amphiurae (Hérouard, 1906) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParachordeumium amphiurae (Hérouard, 1906) (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhilichthys amphiurae Hérouard, 1906 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlevendbarende slangster  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordwarf brittle starUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrooding snake star  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchuppiger Schlangenstern  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorイソコモチクモヒトデ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordvergslangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordvergslangestjerne  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordvärgormstjärna  [details]