WoRMS name details

Ophiarthrum elegans Peters, 1851

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

 unaccepted (transferred to Ophiomastix by O'Hara et al. (2018))
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Peters, W. (1851). Übersicht der an der Küste von Mossambique eingesammelten Ophiuren, unter denen sich zwei neue Gattungen befinden. <em>Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1851.</em> 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) (2019). 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 2019-12-07
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
checked
2018-10-26 11:40:13Z
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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. <em>Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1851.</em> 463-466. [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. <em>Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).</em> 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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference O'Hara, T. D.; Hugall, A. F.; Cisternas, P. A.; Boissin, E.; Bribiesca-Contreras, G.; Sellanes, J.; Paulay, G.; Byrne, M. (2018). Phylogenomics, life history and morphological evolution of ophiocomid brittlestars. <em>Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.</em> 130: 67-80., available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.003 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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]