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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioplus minutus Tortonese, 1980 
AphiaID: 212952

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)
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 of the holotype: disc diameter 3,5 mm. Single complete arm about 5 times the disc diameter. Edge of the disc nnot sharp, without differentiated scales. Dorsal scales of very variable size. No rosette recognized, but some larger plates in the central area and along the interradial spaces. Radial shields length less than half the disc radius, separated by 4-5 scales, bredth half of length. Ventral disc scales smaller. Oral shields longer than wide, broadest near the distal end. Adoral shields with a distal lobe reaching the genital slit. Four oral papillae in a regular, continuous straight row; third papilla slightly elongates. Oral tentacle scale absent. Dorsal arm plates wide, proximally in contact, lateral sides rounded, distal and proximal sides straight. Three arm spines, tapering, not very flattened. Two large tentacle scales. Ventral arm plates pentagonal, distal edge straight or slightly concave, first few plates not contiguous. Colour uniformly white when dried (Tortonese, 1980). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Only known from the holotype (type locality: Gesira, Somalia) (Tortonese, 1980). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212952
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-07-18 10:07:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-11 07:17:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2009-06-29 08:18:57Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Amphioplus minutus 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=212952 on 2014-09-16
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