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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes Peters, 1851

212370  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212370)

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marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Peters, W. (1851). Übersicht der an der Küste von Mossambique eingesammelten Ophiuren, unter denen sich zwei neue Gattungen befinden. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1851. 463-466. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: disc off-white with irregular...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: disc off-white with irregular green markings, arms off-white with pale green banding, ventrally off-white overall but sometimes stained by amber-colored gut regurgitations (Sloan et al., 1979). Aboral arm plates and arm spines green. Description: Disc scales with similar rounded granules, covering the radial shields. Oral shields of variable shape, more often longer than broad, white with one or more brown spots. Aboral arm plates ovate, rounded lateral angles, broader than long; wholly dark or wholly pale or with a dark distal edge or dark with two clear spots in the middle; a dark line runs along the middle of the dorsal side of the arms; brown and yellowish bands variably distributed on the arms, covering two or more segments. Six arm spines basally (sometimes there are five basally), then five arm spines, reduced to four on the distal segments; first upper one shorter, second and third about equal to the width of the dorsal arm plate or a little shorter, lower one the longest; white sometimes with a brown longitudinal line or a broad ring. Two tentacle scales. Disc of many specimens with a fine brown reticulation, more or less dark; others specimens pale brown with some darker, irregular variegation; other specimen pale in the centre of the disc and surrounded by brown radiating lines which near the edge become darker, forming a ring of spots all around the disc. Two whitish spots are frequent on each side of the arm base. The lines or spots may extend on the oral side to a variable degree (Tortonese, 1980).
Also occurs in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus, Fiji, Netherlands New Guinea (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India) (Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia, Hawaii, Easter Island (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991). Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S. (2013). Ophiocoma brevipes. 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=212370 on 2017-12-16

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1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
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original description Peters, W. (1851). Übersicht der an der Küste von Mossambique eingesammelten Ophiuren, unter denen sich zwei neue Gattungen befinden. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1851. 463-466. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevispinosa Smith, 1876) Smith, E. A. (1876). Descriptions of two new species of Ophiocoma. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 4. 18(1), 39-40. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza danbyi Farquhar, 1897) Farquhar, H. (1897). A contribution to the history of New Zealand Echinoderms. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 26: 186-198., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/99469#page/230/mode/1up
page(s): 189 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [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] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevispinosa Smith, 1876) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: disc off-white with irregular green markings, arms off-white with pale green banding, ventrally off-white overall but sometimes stained by amber-colored gut regurgitations (Sloan et al., 1979). Aboral arm plates and arm spines green. Description: Disc scales with similar rounded granules, covering the radial shields. Oral shields of variable shape, more often longer than broad, white with one or more brown spots. Aboral arm plates ovate, rounded lateral angles, broader than long; wholly dark or wholly pale or with a dark distal edge or dark with two clear spots in the middle; a dark line runs along the middle of the dorsal side of the arms; brown and yellowish bands variably distributed on the arms, covering two or more segments. Six arm spines basally (sometimes there are five basally), then five arm spines, reduced to four on the distal segments; first upper one shorter, second and third about equal to the width of the dorsal arm plate or a little shorter, lower one the longest; white sometimes with a brown longitudinal line or a broad ring. Two tentacle scales. Disc of many specimens with a fine brown reticulation, more or less dark; others specimens pale brown with some darker, irregular variegation; other specimen pale in the centre of the disc and surrounded by brown radiating lines which near the edge become darker, forming a ring of spots all around the disc. Two whitish spots are frequent on each side of the arm base. The lines or spots may extend on the oral side to a variable degree (Tortonese, 1980).
Also occurs in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus, Fiji, Netherlands New Guinea (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India) (Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia, Hawaii, Easter Island (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991). Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType specimen Syntypes in Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) Nos. 961-962, Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) No. 4660 (5 specimens). Type locality: Querimba Island, Mozambique (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]