WoRMS taxon details

Ophiothela danae Verrill, 1869

213399  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213399)

accepted
Species

Subspecies Ophiothela danae involuta Koehler, 1898 accepted as Ophiothela danae Verrill, 1869 (subspecies not accepted)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill, A. E. (1869). On New and imperfectly known Echinoderms and Corals. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural HIstory.</em> 12: 381-391., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9494023#page/389/mode/1up [details]   
Description Colour in life: colour dimorphism, disc uniformly bright orange or with radial shields white, dorsal arm surface orange...  
Description Colour in life: colour dimorphism, disc uniformly bright orange or with radial shields white, dorsal arm surface orange near disc and then fading to white towards tips, arms ventrally off white, some arms dorsally pale throughout others purple with purple and white banded arms, purple bands wider (2-5 segments) than white bands (1-2 segments). Humphreys, 1981. Arm length to 2 cm, disc diameter 3-4 mm. Very small, and usually with 6 flexible arms. Colour variable depending on substrate, typically blue with white pattern or completely yellow. Habitat; often wrapped around gorgonians or soft corals on shallow reefs and deeper.
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); India (Sastry, 1996).
General distribution: tropical, temperate, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-80 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothela danae Verrill, 1869. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213399 on 2018-12-14
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1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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original description Verrill, A. E. (1869). On New and imperfectly known Echinoderms and Corals. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural HIstory.</em> 12: 381-391., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9494023#page/389/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela dividua von Martens, 1879) von Martens, E. (1879). Vorzeigung eines eigenthümlichen sechsarmigen Schlangensterns, Ophiothela dividua, sp.n. <em>Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin.</em> 1879, 127-130. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela isidicola Lütken, 1872) Lütken, C. F. (1872). Ophiuridarum novarum vel minus cognitarum descriptiones nonnullae. [Beskrivelse af nogle nye eller mindre bekjerdte Slangestjernerne] Med nogle Bemaerkninger om Selvdelingen hos Straaldyrene. <em>Overs. K. danske Vidensk. Selsk. Forh.</em> 77, 75-158, 2 pls. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela verrilli Duncan, 1879) Duncan, P.M. 1879. On some Ophiuroidea from the Korean Seas. Journal of the Linnean Society, 14(77), 445-482., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1879.tb02443.x [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela danae involuta Koehler, 1898) Koehler, R. (1898). Echinoides et Ophiures provenant des campagnes du yacht l'Hirondelle (Golfe de Gascogne, Acores, Terre-Nueve). <em>Résultats des Campagnes scientifiques par Prince Albert I, Monaco.</em> 12, 1-78, 9 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18768#page/7/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela danae involuta Koehler, 1898) Koehler, R. (1898). Echinoderms recueillis par l'Investigator dans l'Ocean Indien, II. Les Opiures littorales. <em>Bulletin scientifique de la France et de la Belgique.</em> 31, 55-126, pl. 2-5. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela coerulea H.L. Clark, 1915) Clark, H. L. (1915). Catalogue of Recent ophiurans. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 25(4): 163-376, 20 pls. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela hadra H.L. Clark, 1915) Clark, H. L. (1915). Catalogue of Recent ophiurans. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 25(4): 163-376, 20 pls. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothela caerulea H.L. Clark, 1915) Clark, H. L. (1915). Catalogue of Recent ophiurans. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 25(4): 163-376, 20 pls. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Wai, T. C., Ng, W. C., Leung, K. M. Y. & Williams, G. A. (2011). Stock and ecological status of echinoderms in Hong Kong: evaluation of effectiveness of marine protected areas using sea urchins as model organism. Final report. Submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. <em>Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).</em> 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 Jangoux, M & C. Massin. (1986). Catalogue commenté des types d'Echinodermes actuels conservé dans les collections nationales belges, Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. : Biologie (56): 83-97 [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype MCZ OPH-2492 [details]
Syntype MCZ OPH-2493
Syntype MCZ OPH-2631 [details]
Syntype MCZ OPH-2632
From other sources
Description Colour in life: colour dimorphism, disc uniformly bright orange or with radial shields white, dorsal arm surface orange near disc and then fading to white towards tips, arms ventrally off white, some arms dorsally pale throughout others purple with purple and white banded arms, purple bands wider (2-5 segments) than white bands (1-2 segments). Humphreys, 1981. Arm length to 2 cm, disc diameter 3-4 mm. Very small, and usually with 6 flexible arms. Colour variable depending on substrate, typically blue with white pattern or completely yellow. Habitat; often wrapped around gorgonians or soft corals on shallow reefs and deeper.
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); India (Sastry, 1996).
General distribution: tropical, temperate, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-80 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Remark Syntypes in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No.2492 (9 specimens) and No. 2631., Type locality: Fiji Is. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

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Japanese ニシキクモヒトデ  [details]