WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus somaliensis Tortonese, 1980

212936 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212936)
accepted
Species
marine
Tortonese, E. (1980). Researches on the coast of Somalia. Littoral Echinodermata. Monitore zoologico italiano NS Supplemento XIII 5: 99-139. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description from the holotype: disc diameter 5...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description from the holotype: disc diameter 5 mm. Arm length about 6 times the disc diameter. Edge of the disc not sharp and without differentiated scales. Relatively small radial shields, somewhat triangular, not more than twice as long as broad, narrowly separated by 2-3 plates but nearly in contact at their distal ends. Ventral disc scales smaller than the dorsal ones. Oral shields long, spearhead-shaped, proximal angle rounded, broadest near the distal end. Adoral shields fairly broadly contiguous inwarkly with harkly any distal lobe. Four oral papillae in a regular, continuous, straight line. Infradental papilla very deep. Oral tentacle scale absent. Dorsal arm plates wide, proximally in contact, lateral angles rounded, distal edge more or less concave. Three arm spines, flattened and blunt. Two large tentacle scales, the distal larger. Ventral arm plates pentagonal, wider than long, distal edge concave, the first new plates not contiguous. White colour when dried, many brown rings on the arms, except the basal third; the rings occupy 1-2 articles and may be reduced to spots of variable size (Tortonese, 1980). [details]
Stöhr, S. (2009). Amphioplus somaliensis. 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=212936 on 2017-11-21

Date
action
by
1997-07-18 10:07:00Z
created
2000-09-25 07:20:28Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2009-06-29 08:18:57Z
checked

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original description Tortonese, E. (1980). Researches on the coast of Somalia. Littoral Echinodermata. Monitore zoologico italiano NS Supplemento XIII 5: 99-139. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description from the holotype: disc diameter 5 mm. Arm length about 6 times the disc diameter. Edge of the disc not sharp and without differentiated scales. Relatively small radial shields, somewhat triangular, not more than twice as long as broad, narrowly separated by 2-3 plates but nearly in contact at their distal ends. Ventral disc scales smaller than the dorsal ones. Oral shields long, spearhead-shaped, proximal angle rounded, broadest near the distal end. Adoral shields fairly broadly contiguous inwarkly with harkly any distal lobe. Four oral papillae in a regular, continuous, straight line. Infradental papilla very deep. Oral tentacle scale absent. Dorsal arm plates wide, proximally in contact, lateral angles rounded, distal edge more or less concave. Three arm spines, flattened and blunt. Two large tentacle scales, the distal larger. Ventral arm plates pentagonal, wider than long, distal edge concave, the first new plates not contiguous. White colour when dried, many brown rings on the arms, except the basal third; the rings occupy 1-2 articles and may be reduced to spots of variable size (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Only known from the holotype type locality: Sar Uanle, Somalia (Tortonese, 1980). [details]