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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela tigris Lyman, 1871 
AphiaID: 213397

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 editorOphiothela (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela tigris (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela Verrill, 1867
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioteresis elegans Bell, 1892
Sources  original description Lyman, T. 1871. Supplement to the Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae. Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, 6, 1-17, pls 1, 2. [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 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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [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 editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: disc rich green but centrally with pattern of black and yellow concentric markings within pentagonal outline, arms uniform green but spines distally white and proximally blue, ventral colour light blue overall (Sloan et al., 1979). Arm length to 8 cm, disc diameter 5-10 mm. Five arms. Disc and arms smooth. Distinctive pattern on disc and arms of black and yellow markings on bright green background, sometimes with red bars down arms and around perimeter of disc. Habitat: on hydroids, corals and gorgonians. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. Richmond 1997 (Richmond, 1998). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213397
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-25 07:03:11Z  changed  Appeltans, Ward
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothela tigris Lyman, 1871. 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=213397 on 2014-12-27
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