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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis delagoa J.B. Balinsky, 1957 
AphiaID: 212326

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 delagoa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis Lütken, 1856
Sources  original description Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Inhaca Island [details]
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Links 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 Coloration: aboral disc colour green to brownish, with some variegation, with a dark spot near the distal end of each radial shield; oral disc colour dirty grey. Description: five arms, three to four times the disc diameter. Disc scales naked (with pointed spinelets in Sastry (1995)). Radial shields half of the disc radius or less, not contiguously in contact. Oral shields broader than long, rounded spear-head, with a distal lobe. Adoral plates meet radially. Single small oral papillae (two distal lateral papillae, no infradental papillae in Sastry (1995)). Aboral arm plates twice as broad as long, fan-shaped, rounded lateral angles. Oral arm plates broader than long, bell-shaped, in contact with the next plate. Aboral side of the arms cross-banded every few segments, oral side lighter, sometimes somewhat banded. One large oval tentacle scale. Four arm spines, but five on the more proximal arm segments in large specimens, as long as the segment. Habitat: among blocks of dead coral at the base of reefs, in about 30 ft. of water. (Balinsky, 1957); fine sandy habitats (Sastry, 1995).
Also distributed in India (West Bengal) and Mozambique (Sastry, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Inhaca, Delagoa Bay, 9 m.
In family 'Amphiuridae' in Kalk (1958). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212326
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-04-01 13:22:26Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiactis delagoa J.B. Balinsky, 1957. 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=212326 on 2014-12-22
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