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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851 
AphiaID: 212388

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 editorOphiarthrum (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarthrum elegans (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarthrum Peters, 1851
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarthrum elegans unicolor H.L. Clark, 1932
Sources  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]

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarthrum elegans unicolor H.L. Clark, 1932 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (38 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212388
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Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851. 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=212388 on 2014-12-29
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