WoRMS taxon details

Ophiothela tigris Lyman, 1871

213397  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213397)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   
Holotype  MCZ OPH-2496  
Holotype MCZ OPH-2496 [details]
Description Colour in life: disc rich green but centrally with pattern of black and yellow concentric markings within pentagonal...  
Description 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]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothela tigris Lyman, 1871. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213397 on 2018-07-16
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-07-25 07:03:11Z
changed
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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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]   

original description  (ofOphioteresis elegans Bell, 1892) Bell, F.J. (1892). A contribution to the classification of ophiurids, with descriptions of some new and little-known forms. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1892, 175-183 (look up in IMIS[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 Bell, F.J. (1892). A contribution to the classification of ophiurids, with descriptions of some new and little-known forms. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1892, 175-183 (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOphioteresis elegans Bell, 1892) Clark, A. M. (1980). Some Ophiuroidea from the Seychelles islands and Inhaca, Mozambique. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94(3): 533-558. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype MCZ OPH-2496 [details]
Paratype MCZ OPH-4103 [details]
From other sources
Description 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]