WoRMS taxon details

Ophiopsila xmasilluminans Okanishi, Oba & Fujita, 2019

1392789  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1392789)

accepted
Species
marine
Okanishi, M.; Oba, Y.; Fujita, Y. (2019). Brittle stars from a submarine cave of Christmas Island, northwestern Australia, with description of a new bioluminescent species Ophiopsila xmasilluminans (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) and notes on its behaviour. <em>Raffles Bulletin of Zoology.</em> 67: 421-439., available online at https://doi.org/10.26107/RBZ-2019-0034 [details]   
Holotype  WAM Z99800, geounit Christmas Island part of...  
Holotype WAM Z99800, geounit Christmas Island part of the Indian Ocean [details]
Etymology The specific name is an adjective in apposition formed as a compound of the island name “xmas” and the Latin...  
Etymology The specific name is an adjective in apposition formed as a compound of the island name “xmas” and the Latin participle, illuminans, meaning “lighting”, referring to its sampling locality name (Christmas Island) and luminescence. [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T.; Thuy, B. (Eds) (2020). World Ophiuroidea Database. Ophiopsila xmasilluminans Okanishi, Oba & Fujita, 2019. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1392789 on 2020-04-08
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original description Okanishi, M.; Oba, Y.; Fujita, Y. (2019). Brittle stars from a submarine cave of Christmas Island, northwestern Australia, with description of a new bioluminescent species Ophiopsila xmasilluminans (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) and notes on its behaviour. <em>Raffles Bulletin of Zoology.</em> 67: 421-439., available online at https://doi.org/10.26107/RBZ-2019-0034 [details]   
Holotype WAM Z99800, geounit Christmas Island part of the Indian Ocean [details]
From editor or global species database
Etymology The specific name is an adjective in apposition formed as a compound of the island name “xmas” and the Latin participle, illuminans, meaning “lighting”, referring to its sampling locality name (Christmas Island) and luminescence. [details]
 

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English Christmas-light brittle star  [details]