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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma alternans Endean, 1964 
AphiaID: 212380

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 editorOphiocomidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocominae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (junior homonym of O. alternans v. Martens, 1870)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma endeani Rowe & Pawson, 1977
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma L. Agassiz, 1835
Sources  original description Endean, R. 1963. A new species of brittle-star (Echinodermata. Ophiuroidea) from northern New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 88(3), 295-297. [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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality New South Wales [details]
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy [junior homonym of Ophiocoma alternans von Martens, 1870 = Ophiocoma scolopendrina Clark, 1921] (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Holotype in Australian Museum, Sydney (Australia) J7344; paratypes in Australian Museum, Sydney (Australia) J7345 (23 specimens). Type locality: Hastings Point, northern New South Wales (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212380
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2000-07-24 07:28:46Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2012-09-26 14:54:03Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiocoma alternans Endean, 1964. 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=212380 on 2014-08-20
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