WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957

212400

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212400

alternate representation
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Arms five to eight times the disc diameter....  
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]
Stöhr, S. (2011). Ophiothrix echinotecta Balinsky, 1957. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2017). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212400 on 2017-11-19

Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z
checked
2011-07-08 06:49:59Z
changed

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original description Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]