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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix hirsuta (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213192

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 editorMacrophiothrix (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix hirsuta Müller & Troschel, 1842
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (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]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix hirsuta cheneyi (Lyman, 1862)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix hirsuta hirsuta (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [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]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: similar to M. longipeda (Richmond, 1998).
Arms moderately long, about nine times the disc diameter. Disc colour dark purplish or greyish or orange (the later ones in specimens found under dead coral ). Arms with a light line along the aboral midline of the arms, that is usually present on the tip of the arms only. Habitat: sometimes bear a commensal Polychaet or Gastropod (Balinsky, 1957).
gion, marked laterodistal angles, broadest distally. Oral arm plates octogonal, distal edge straight. Up to ten thorny arm spines, lowest one comb-like.
Habitat: lower eulittoral, sublittoral, under coral boulders or in [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213192
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Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-15 07:50:38Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Macrophiothrix hirsuta (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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=213192 on 2014-09-30
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