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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix venosa Peters, 1851 
AphiaID: 212397

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 editorOphiomastix (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix Müller & Troschel, 1842
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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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [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 (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (21 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 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: variable either grey shields with radiating wavy pattern on disc, radial shields with black petaloid pattern, arm spines with longitudinal dark stripe on one side or basically yellow with details as in Sloan et al. (1979). Humphreys, 1981. Description: arm length to 20 cm, disc diameter to 20 mm. One of the largest species in the region. Disc smooth with dark, wavy lines on golden yellow. Arms golden with long, off-white spines and conspicuous club-like spines at at regular intervals.
In Tortonese (1980): disc without spines or very few; oral shields oval; four oral papillae; three arm spines, rarely two, 4-5 rounded tubercles on the tip, length at least 3 times the segment length, with a longitudinal brown line; two tentacle scales, only one on the distal third of the arms; dorsal arm plates broader than long, distal edge straight or slightly concave; ventral arm plates rectangular; disc brown with a pattern of blackish-brown lines; two darker lines start ar the base of each arm and converge towards the centre of the disc; some brown lines on the interradial areas ventrally;a median brown line runs along the dorsal side of the arms.
Habitat: middle eulittoral and shallow lagoons, often on sand and rublle.
General distribution: Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); western Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Philippines (Tortonese (1980) and Clark & Rowe (1971)). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Mozambique between 12 and 15°S. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212397
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-15 07:50:38Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiomastix venosa 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=212397 on 2014-07-28
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