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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella septemspinosa (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213217

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 editorOphiarachnella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella Ljungman, 1872
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna armata Troschel, 1879
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna septemspinosa Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinura rigida Lyman, 1874
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]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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 (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
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: mostly agrees with Sloan et al. (in press) but some lateral interradial areas red-brown and bands of this colour on the arms may extend over three segments. Uniform dull grey or grey-green overall, radial shields dark brown (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: arm length to 18 cm, disc diameter to 4.2 cm. Similar to O. gorgonia with small, round radial shields exposed. Disc pale grey to green with radial shields dark brown. Arms banded. Habitat: under coral in lagoons and shallow reef areas.
Also distributed in Maldive area, Ceylon, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China and south Japan (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: WIO to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-55 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype (probable) Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden (Netherlands) (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie). Type locality: the Moluccas, Indonesia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213217
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
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiarachnella septemspinosa (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=213217 on 2014-07-26
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