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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861) 
AphiaID: 213193

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix demessa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix coronata (Koehler, 1905)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix mossambica J.B Balinsky, 1957
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix coronata Koehler, 1905
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix demessa Lyman, 1861
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix mauritiensis de Loriol, 1893
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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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [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 Barcode of Life (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life very variable but not spotted like M. Longipeda (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: similar to M. longipeda (Richmond, 1998). Disc scales with thorny stumps. Radial shields with shorter stumps. Aboral arm plates with rounded granules, distal edge convex, laterodistal corners bent back. Oral arm plates longer than broad. Twelve thorny arm spines, upper ones longest, lowest comb-like.
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-128 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No. 2278; paratypes in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University No. 2279-2281, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University No. 4095 (5 specimens). Type locality: Hawaiian Ils (as Sandwich Ils) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213193
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Macrophiothrix demessa (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=213193 on 2014-12-20
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