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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix propinqua Lyman, 1861 
AphiaID: 212421

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix propinqua (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix propinqua (Lyman, 1861)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840
Sources  original description Lyman, T. 1862. Descriptions of new Ophiuridae. Proc. Boston Soc. nat. Hist., 8, 75-86. [details]

source of synonymy Clark, A.M. (1980). Some Ophiuroidea from the Seychelles islands and Inhaca, Mozambique. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94(3): 533-558. (look up in IMIS[details]

source of synonymy Clark, A.M. (1968). Notes on some tropical Indo-Pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bull. Br. Mus (nat. Hist) 16(7): 276-322. [details]

source of synonymy Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]

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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (18 publications) 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: Very variable as noted by Balinsky (1957), but overall dark blueish with darker arm banding (Sloan et al., 1979).
Also distributed in Tuamotus, Gilbert Islands, Canton Island (Clark,1954); SE Arabia, Maldive area, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971).
General distribution: from the Red Sea to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In Subgenus: (Keystonea) A.M. Clark, 1967 Sloan et al., 1979.
Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No. 2399. Type locality: Kiribati (as Kingsmills Is) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212421
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-22 07:17:05Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothrix propinqua Lyman, 1861. 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=212421 on 2014-11-24
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