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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela beauforti (Engel, 1949) 
AphiaID: 213398

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 beauforti (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym acc. to A.M. Clark (1974))
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela venusta (de Loriol, 1900)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela Verrill, 1867
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioteresis beauforti Engel, 1949
Sources  source of synonymy Clark, A.M. (1974). Notes on some echinoderms from southern Africa. Bulluetin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 26(6): 423-487, 3 pls, 16 figs, 1 map, 3 tables (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Inhaca Island [details]
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
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 Description: Great variability in disc colour, dark purplish-blue, often marbled with irregular white blotches and a central large white spot, or disc white with blue spots, or disc with reddish lines in the centre. Disc scales naked or covered by some scattered blunt spines or large smooth granules in between the large radial shields. Alternatively, the disc may bear several thorny granules (which can extend to the aboral side of the arms), in addition to the spines mentioned above. Oral and adoral plates are covered by a thick skin. Habitat: coral reef, Cymodocea beds (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Inhaca (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsynonymy Junior synonym [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213398
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
2011-07-06 07:33:22Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothela beauforti (Engel, 1949). 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=213398 on 2014-11-24
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