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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza spinosa (Ljungman, 1867) 
AphiaID: 212321

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 editorOphiodermatina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodermatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza spinosa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza Peters, 1851
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistichophis clarki Ely, 1942
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna spinosa Ljungman, 1867
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna spinosum Ljungman, 1867
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza dubiosa (de Loriol, 1893)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza fallax Lütken, 1869 (non Peters, 1851)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopezella dubiosa de Loriol, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopezella luetkeni de Loriol, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopezella spinosa (Ljungman, 1867) (synonym)
Sources 
source of synonymy Liao, Yulin. 2004. Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Fauna Sinica, 40, 1-305. pl. I-VI. Science Press: Beijing
page(s): 341 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Mauritius [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Ilha Querimba [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [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 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 [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) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: arm length to 4 cm, disc diameter to 9 mm. Disc completely covered with granules, otherwise similar to O. fallax. Colour pale yellowish or brown; arms banded. Habitat: under rocks and coral rubble. General distribution: from the Red Sea to Hawaii and SE Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-74 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998). According to A.M. Clark (1984) this species has only been recorded from the Mascarenes and Seychelles, but not East Africa.
Also recorded in Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Foa Is., Tonga (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212321
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-07-18 10:07:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiopeza spinosa (Ljungman, 1867). 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=212321 on 2014-11-23
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