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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix propinqua (Lyman, 1861) 
AphiaID: 213198

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
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix bedoti (de Loriol, 1893) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix schmidti (Djakonov, 1930)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrichoides propinqua (Lyman, 1861)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix (Keystonea) propinqua Lyman, 1861
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix (Placophiothrix) westwardi Devaney, 1974
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix bedoti de Loriol, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix propinqua Lyman, 1861
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix schmidti Djakonov, 1930
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix triloba von Martens, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiotrichoides propinqua (Lyman, 1861)
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
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 editorCargados Carajos [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 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 Description: arm length to 14 cm, disc diameter to 1 cm. Disc surface with or without scattered stumps, but lthe arge radial shields always bare. Aboral arm plates broader than long, distal side convex or straigth, laterodistal angles bent backwards, broadest at about the middle of the plate. Distal edge of oral arm plates straight. Arm spines as long as or slightly longer than bredth of the segment. Colour variable, from evenly dark bluish to banded orange and cream. Arms variegated or uniformly blue with darker bands of 3-4 segments. Habitat: in rock crevices and among coral.
Also distributed in Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Andaman Is. (Sastry, 1997).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth intertidal-80 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); W Indian Ocean, Red Sea to W Pacific Ocean (Richmond, 1998); East coast of Africa to western Pacific Ocean.
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No. 2399. Type locality: Kiribati (as Kingsmill Ils) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213198
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-11-12 01:36:06Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Macrophiothrix propinqua. 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=213198 on 2014-09-01
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