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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 125122

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 editorGnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis savignyi (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis Lütken, 1856
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis brocki de Loriol, 1893 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis conferta Koehler, 1905
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis incisa v. Martens, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis krebsii Lütken, 1856 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis maculosa von Martens, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis reinhardti Lütken, 1859
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis reinhardtii Lütken, 1859
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis sexradia (Grube, 1857)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis sixradia Lütken, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis versicolor H.L. Clark, 1939
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis virescens Lütken, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis savignyi Müller & Troschel, 1842 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis sexradia Grube, 1857
Sources 
source of synonymy Cherbonnier, G. & A. Guille (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Faune de Madagascar. No 48: iv +272pp. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Egypt
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEgypt (introduced: origin uncertain[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: origin uncertain[details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBermuda (introduced: alien[details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrazilian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
From regional or thematic species database
Aegean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAegean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Mexico (introduced: alien[details]
Israel
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIsrael (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMexico (introduced: alien[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSenegalese part of the North Atlantic Ocean (introduced: alien[details]
Tunisia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTunisia (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFlorida (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Carolina (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Belize
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelize [details]
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Colombia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorColombia [details]
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Costa Rica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCosta Rica [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Dominican Republic
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDominican Republic [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Haïti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHaiti [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMexico [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Panama
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPanama [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Venezuela
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVenezuela [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHonduras [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPuerto Rico [details]
Specimens  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype , locality Egypt [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (129 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (51 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (123 nucleotides; 123 proteins) 
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 regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Egypt (Nation) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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 by splitting down the centre, resulting in individuals with arms of uneven length. 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125122
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). Ophiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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=125122 on 2014-12-28
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