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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957 
AphiaID: 212400

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 editorOphiotrichidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix (Genus)
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix (Ophiothrix) echinotecta Balinsky, 1957
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840
Sources  original description Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Arms five to eight times the disc diameter. Disc scales covered by spines, near the small radial shields the spines are less dense. Oral shields very broad, somewhat trilobed, prowimal rounded edge separating broadly the two adoral plates. Oral arm plates somewhat broader than long, basal and distal edges straight, lateral ones convex. Single tentacle scale, with one or two points on the tip. Arms colour dark or light green and white; with darker green bands across each aboral arm plate separated by a light area from an even darker narrow band across the juncture of two aboral arm plates. Habitat: hiding under sea urchins in rock hollows, coral reefs. (Balinsky, 1957).
General distribution: East Africa (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In Subgenus Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840. Type locality: Inhaca I., Delagoa Bay, intertidal.
Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa) (Balinsky, 1957). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212400
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2011-07-08 06:49:59Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957. 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=212400 on 2014-09-24
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