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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis modesta Brock, 1888 
AphiaID: 212334

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis Lütken, 1856
Sources  original description Brock, J. 1888. Die Ophiuridenfauna des indischen Archipels. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie, 47, 465-539. [details]

source of synonymy Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Cherbonnier & Guille (1978) regard O. modesta as a colour variant of O. savignyi. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: disc scales with scattered pointed spinelets; single thick oral papilla, no infradental papilla; variation in the structure of the adoral shields; dorsal arm plates broader than long, distal edge concave; five pointed arm spines (some variation in the number of arm spines), uppermost or the next the longest (Sastry, 1995).
Colour: O. modesta is easily mistaken in the field for O. savignyi, but its green is more bluish than that of the latter species. A pair of white spots near the distal margin of each dorsal arm plate (Balinsky, 1957).
Also distributed in W India, Pakistan, East Indies, north Australia, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia in Kalk (1958) and Rowe & Gates (1995); India (West Bengal), Andamans and Tamil Nadu (Sastry, 1995).
General distribution: tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); tropical, west Pacific Ocean (also West India adn Pakistan); Arabian Sea to Hawaiian Is. (Sastry, 1995); tropical, west Pacific Ocean (also West India and Pakistan) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Syntypes ?Zoologisches Museum, Göttingen (Germany) (3 specimens).Type locality: Amboina, Indonesia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
In family 'amphiuridae' in Kalk (1958). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212334
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2000-04-17 19:03:52Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
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 modesta Brock, 1888. 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=212334 on 2014-09-17
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