WoRMS taxon details

Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789)

125131  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125131)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofAsterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) Müller O. F. (1789). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Volumen tertium: pp. [1-2], 1-71, pls. 81-120. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Möller., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794331 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Nomenclature A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to the ICZN to suppress the older name O. pentaphylla in favour of the more widely applied name...  
Nomenclature A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to the ICZN to suppress the older name O. pentaphylla in favour of the more widely applied name fragils. That proposal seems never to have been decided and technically, O. pentaphylla has priority. Since O. fragilis has been in prevailing usage for about a century, changing that would cause instability. However, the article on prevailing usage does not apply because the name pentaphylla has been used after 1899. [details]

Distribution Low intertidal to 150 m depth, under stones on the shore and often in dense aggregations offshore (see Warner, 1971 and...  
Distribution Low intertidal to 150 m depth, under stones on the shore and often in dense aggregations offshore (see Warner, 1971 and Broom, 1975 for descriptions of behaviour) on rough and gravelly ground; common all round the British Isles in places with strong currents [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125131 on 2018-11-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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original description  (ofAsterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. <em>Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4).</em> 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  (ofAsterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) Müller O. F. (1789). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Volumen tertium: pp. [1-2], 1-71, pls. 81-120. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Möller., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794331 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofAsterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. <em>London.</em> i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011
page(s): 64 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiocoma minuta Forbes, 1839) Forbes, E. (1839). On the Asteriadae of the Irish Sea. <em>Memoirs of the Wernerian Society.</em> 8: 114-143., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/109968#page/746/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiocoma rosula Forbes, 1839) Forbes, E. (1839). On the Asteriadae of the Irish Sea. <em>Memoirs of the Wernerian Society.</em> 8: 114-143., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/109968#page/746/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix alopecurus 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  (ofAsteria cuvierii Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. <em>Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4).</em> 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  (ofOphiothrix lusitanica 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  (ofOphiothrix rammelsbergii 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  (ofOphiothrix rubra 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  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. pentaphyllum Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. <em>London.</em> i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix alba Grube, 1857) Grube, E. (1857). Beschreibungen neuer oder weniger bekannter Seesterne und Seeigel. 27: 1-50., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/43119#page/7/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofAsteria ferussacii Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje, S. (1828). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli / di Stefano delle Chiaje. <em>Stamperia della societa tipografica, Napoli.</em> vol. 3: xx + 232, pls. 32-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. <em>Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke.</em> 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record 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 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]. <i>Synopses of the British fauna (new series)</i>, 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]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 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 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. (1974). Notes on some echinoderms from southern Africa. <em>Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology).</em> 26(6): 423-487, 3 pls, 16 figs, 1 map, 3 tables., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19502#page/513/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

status source Clark, A.M. 1967. Proposals for stabilization of the names of some common European Ophiuroidea Z.N.(S.) 1772. Bulletin Zoological Nomenclature, 24(1), 41-49., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12223192#page/59/mode/1up [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype MCZ OPH-2367
From editor or global species database
Nomenclature A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to the ICZN to suppress the older name O. pentaphylla in favour of the more widely applied name fragils. That proposal seems never to have been decided and technically, O. pentaphylla has priority. Since O. fragilis has been in prevailing usage for about a century, changing that would cause instability. However, the article on prevailing usage does not apply because the name pentaphylla has been used after 1899. [details]

Spelling Ophiotrix, unaccepted misspelling. [details]

From other sources
Breeding Ophiopluteus larva. Spring - Summer [details]

Distribution Low intertidal to 150 m depth, under stones on the shore and often in dense aggregations offshore (see Warner, 1971 and Broom, 1975 for descriptions of behaviour) on rough and gravelly ground; common all round the British Isles in places with strong currents [details]

Remark In Subgenus: Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840. Type locality: Denmark. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian yllgjarpëri i brishtëkrrabori i brishtë  [details]
Catalan ofiura  [details]
Dutch brokkelster  [details]
English common brittlestar  [details]
French singeophiure fragileophiure á piquants  [details]
German zerbrechlicher Schlangenstern  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål skjørslangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk skjørslangestjerne  [details]
Spanish ofiura de espinas finas  [details]
Swedish taggormstjärna  [details]