WoRMS taxon details

Ophiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851

212388  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212388)

accepted
Species
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]   
Description Colour in life: disc uniformly deep slate grey, brown or mottled, arms cream with transverse red markings fringed with...  
Description Colour in life: disc uniformly deep slate grey, brown or mottled, arms cream with transverse red markings fringed with black, ventral arms surface and borders of gental slits cream with dorsal red markings sometimes extending to tentacle pore (Humphreys, 1981). Arm length to 18 cm, disc diameter to 22 mm. Disc naked, skin-covered, no granules or spines. Disc with red centre, pale periphery; arm spines patterned. Habitat: among and under rubble and coral.
Also distributed in Saipan, Fiji (Clark, 1954); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); India (Sastry, 1996).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-36 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212388 on 2018-04-19
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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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  (ofOphiarthrum elegans unicolor H.L. Clark, 1932) Clark, H. L. (1932). Echinodermata (other than Asteroidea) of the Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 1928-29. Scient. Rep. Gt. Barrier Reef Exped. 4, 197-239, 9 figs, 1 pl. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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  (ofOphiarthrum elegans unicolor H.L. Clark, 1932) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Paratype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-3878 [view taxon]
From other sources
Description Colour in life: disc uniformly deep slate grey, brown or mottled, arms cream with transverse red markings fringed with black, ventral arms surface and borders of gental slits cream with dorsal red markings sometimes extending to tentacle pore (Humphreys, 1981). Arm length to 18 cm, disc diameter to 22 mm. Disc naked, skin-covered, no granules or spines. Disc with red centre, pale periphery; arm spines patterned. Habitat: among and under rubble and coral.
Also distributed in Saipan, Fiji (Clark, 1954); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); India (Sastry, 1996).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-36 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Holotype Holotype (probable) in ?Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany); paratype in Zoologisches Musem für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.2071. Type locality: 'Querimba Inseln', off Mozambique, 12°26' S, 40°37' E (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

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Japanese オハグロクモヒトデ  [details]