WoRMS taxon details

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

213304

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213304

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster watsoni Livingstone, 1936) Livingstone, A. A. (1936). Descriptions of new Asteroidea from the Pacific. Records of the Australian Museum. 19(6): 383-390., available online at https://australianmuseum.net.au/journal/livingstone-1936-rec-aust-mus-196-383387
page(s): 386 [details]   
Mah, C. (2008). Gomophia watsoni (Livingstone, 1936). In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213304 on 2017-11-19

Date
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-21 08:09:52Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster watsoni Livingstone, 1936) Livingstone, A. A. (1936). Descriptions of new Asteroidea from the Pacific. Records of the Australian Museum. 19(6): 383-390., available online at https://australianmuseum.net.au/journal/livingstone-1936-rec-aust-mus-196-383387
page(s): 386 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (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]   

additional source Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   
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]