WoRMS taxon details

Ophiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842)

125122  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125122)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofOphiolepis savignyi Müller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. <em>Vieweg: Braunschweig.</em> xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype , geounit Egypt, , geounit Egypt  
Holotype, geounit Egypt
Holotype, geounit Egypt [details]
Description Hexamerous species. Colour in life: green background, disc with more or less regular dark and light green markings, arms...  
Description Hexamerous species. Colour in life: green background, disc with more or less regular dark and light green markings, arms similarly banded, ventrally white with some green markings on arms (Humphreys, 1981). Arm length to 2 cm, disc diameter to 5 mm. With 2-7 arms. Colour variegated light and dark on disc, banded yellow to blue green on arms. Aboral disc scales distinct, with scattered spinelets. Radial shields large, contiguous ar the distal end. Oral shields large, adoral shields smaller, not meeting proximally. Aboral arm plates elliptical with rounded lateral margins, distal edge convex with a median lobe made prominent by a dark spot on either side. Six short arm spines, rugose and spinulated. Reproduces asexually by splitting down the centre (fissiparity), resulting in individuals with arms of uneven length and irregular disc. Sexual reproduction is know also. Habitat: on rocks, gorgonians, sponges, crevices, algae, turtle-grass beds and other seagrasses.
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific (Kalk, 1958); circumtropical (Tortonese, 1980); deep range 0-500, tropical, circumglobal (Rowe & Gates, 1995>/a>); tropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans (Sastry, 1991).
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus (Clark, 1954); SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Kalk (1958) and Rowe & Gates (1995)); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); India (Andamans and Lakshadweep), tropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans (Sastry, 1996).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, continental slope (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125122 on 2018-11-16
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original description  (ofOphiolepis savignyi Müller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. <em>Vieweg: Braunschweig.</em> xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphiactis brocki de Loriol, 1893) Loriol, P. de. (1893). Echinodermes de la Baie d'Amboine. <em>Revue Suisse de Zoologie.</em> 1, 359-426, pls 13-15., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/38483#page/375/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis krebsii Lütken, 1856) Lütken, C. F. (1856). Bidrag til kundskab om Slangestjernerne. II. Oversigt over de vestindiske Ophiurer. <em>Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Förening i Kjøbenhavn 1856.</em> 7, 1-19. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis versicolor H.L. Clark, 1939) Clark, H. L. (1939). Ophiuroidea. <em>Scient. Rep. Murray Exped.</em> 6: 29-136. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis virescens Lütken, 1856) Lütken, C. F. (1856). Bidrag til kundskab om Slangestjernerne. II. Oversigt over de vestindiske Ophiurer. <em>Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Förening i Kjøbenhavn 1856.</em> 7, 1-19. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiolepis sexradia Grube, 1857) Grube, A. E. (1857). Diagnosen einiger neuer Echinodermen. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte.</em> 23, 340-344. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis reinhardtii Lütken, 1859) Lütken, C. F. (1859). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Anden Afdelning. <em>Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning.</em> 5, 177-271, 5 pl. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis incisa v. Martens, 1870) Martens, E. v. (1870). Die Ophiuriden des indischen Oceans. <em>Arch. für Naturgeschichte.</em> 36: 244-262. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis conferta Koehler, 1905) Koehler, R. (1905). Ophiures de l'expédition du Siboga. Part 2. Ophiures littorales. <em>Siboga Expeditie.</em> 45b, 1-140. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis reinhardti Lütken, 1859) Lütken, C. F. (1859). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Anden Afdelning. <em>Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning.</em> 5, 177-271, 5 pl. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis savignyi var. lutea H.L. Clark, 1938) Clark, H. L. (1938). Echinoderms from Australia, an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 55: 1-597 (28 plates)., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25703#page/11/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiactis maculosa von Martens, 1870) Martens, E. v. (1870). Die Ophiuriden des indischen Oceans. <em>Arch. für Naturgeschichte.</em> 36: 244-262. [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (HKRMS) BU. (2013). Provision of services for field sampling, species identification and data analysis of benthic faunal communities of Hong Kong marin waters. Final report submitted to EPD. [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i>. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. <em>Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).</em> London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   

additional source Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. <em>Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Bonn.</em> 21(1): 537-563., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/85045#page/583/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Cherbonnier, G.; Guille, A. (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. <em>Faune de Madagascar, 48.</em> Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS): Paris. ISBN 2-222-02341-6. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. <em>Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1866.</em> 23(9): 303-336. [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. <em>Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev.</em> 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [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. <em>Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota.</em> Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Galil, B. (2007). Seeing Red: Alien species along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. <em>Aquatic Invasions.</em> 2(4): 281-312., available online at https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2007.2.4.2 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Cherbonnier, G.; Guille, A. (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. <em>Faune de Madagascar, 48.</em> Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS): Paris. ISBN 2-222-02341-6. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype, geounit Egypt
Holotype, geounit Egypt [details]
Paratype MCZ OPH-5039
Paratype MCZ OPH-6036
Syntype MCZ OPH-1196
From editor or global species database
Description Hexamerous species. Colour in life: green background, disc with more or less regular dark and light green markings, arms similarly banded, ventrally white with some green markings on arms (Humphreys, 1981). Arm length to 2 cm, disc diameter to 5 mm. With 2-7 arms. Colour variegated light and dark on disc, banded yellow to blue green on arms. Aboral disc scales distinct, with scattered spinelets. Radial shields large, contiguous ar the distal end. Oral shields large, adoral shields smaller, not meeting proximally. Aboral arm plates elliptical with rounded lateral margins, distal edge convex with a median lobe made prominent by a dark spot on either side. Six short arm spines, rugose and spinulated. Reproduces asexually by splitting down the centre (fissiparity), resulting in individuals with arms of uneven length and irregular disc. Sexual reproduction is know also. Habitat: on rocks, gorgonians, sponges, crevices, algae, turtle-grass beds and other seagrasses.
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific (Kalk, 1958); circumtropical (Tortonese, 1980); deep range 0-500, tropical, circumglobal (Rowe & Gates, 1995>/a>); tropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans (Sastry, 1991).
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus (Clark, 1954); SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Kalk (1958) and Rowe & Gates (1995)); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); India (Andamans and Lakshadweep), tropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans (Sastry, 1996).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, continental slope (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Dispersal Due to the one-time find of O. savignyi at Banyuls-sur mer in southern France, the origin of the Mediterranean populations has never been determined beyond doubt. An introduction by dispersal through the Suez Canal seems likely, but the French record opens the possibility of dispersal from the Atlantic. [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Egypt (Nation) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese チビクモヒトデ  [details]