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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGomophia watsoni (Livingstone, 1936) 
AphiaID: 213304

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 editorAsteroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGomophia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGomophia Gray, 1840
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster watsoni Livingstone, 1936
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
Fossil range recent only
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Probably a synonym of Gomophia egyptiaca Gray, 1840 according to A.M. Clark (1967), which Endean's (1965) Queensland record of G. egyptiaca supports. But a valid species extending to New Caledonia according to Jangoux (1986). However, the illustration given by Jangoux of "G. watsoni" shows very slender arms unlike the holotype of O. watsoni[details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEcology Ecology: benthic, inshore. General distribution: tropical, Lizard Is. to Capricorn Group, also east Indo-west Pacific ocean, depth range 0-35 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype in Australian Museum, Sydney (Australia) J5997. Type locality: Bushy Is., off Mackay, Queenslands Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213304
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  created  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-21 08:09:52Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Gomophia watsoni (Livingstone, 1936). In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213304 on 2014-07-30
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