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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus somaliensis Tortonese, 1980 
AphiaID: 212936

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 editorAmphiuridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus somaliensis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus Verrill, 1899
Source  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]

Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212936
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
1997-07-18 10:07:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-25 07:20:28Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2009-06-29 08:18:57Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Amphioplus somaliensis Tortonese, 1980. 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=212936 on 2014-11-26
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