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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna affinis Lütken, 1869 
AphiaID: 213208

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 editorOphiodermatina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodermatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna Müller & Troschel, 1842
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna clavigera Brock, 1888
Sources  original description Lütken, C.F. 1869. Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Tredie Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskaps Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning, 8, 20-109. [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]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [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 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: strongly resembling that of Ophiocoma doederleini, basically mid-grey, disc light grey with widely spaced black spots and a pale ramifying linear pattern, arms mid-grey with white bands, arms spines annulated white and grey, including the elongated ventralmost spines, ventrally mid-grey, oral shields white with irregular grey markings (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter to 2.5 cm. Disc brown to grey, mottled with double spots. Arms mottled darker and lighter brown to grey with darker bands. Habitat: among coral rubble.
General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range to 25 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in East Indies, Philippine and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Syntypes Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.4073 (1 specimen). Type locality: Fiji Ils. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213208
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2011-07-07 07:16:16Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiarachna affinis Lütken, 1869. 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=213208 on 2014-08-22
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