WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiactis modesta Brock, 1888

212334  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212334)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Brock, J. (1888). Die Ophiuridenfauna des indischen Archipels. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 47, 465-539. [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Cherbonnier & Guille (1978) regard O. modesta...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Cherbonnier & Guille (1978) regard O. modesta as a colour variant of O. savignyi. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: disc scales with scattered...  
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]
Stöhr, S. (2007). Ophiactis modesta Brock, 1888. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2017). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212334 on 2017-12-15

Date
action
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2000-04-17 19:03:52Z
created
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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original description Brock, J. (1888). Die Ophiuridenfauna des indischen Archipels. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 47, 465-539. [details]   

basis of record 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 Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Hoareau, T. B.; Boissin, E. (2010). Design of phylum-specific hybrid primers for DNA barcoding: addressing the need for efficient COI amplification in the Echinodermata. Molecular Ecology Resources. 10(6): 960-967., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02848.x [details]   

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

context source (HKRMS) Clark, A. M. (1982). Echinoderms of Hong Kong. In: Morton B, editor. Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 1: 485-501. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]