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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela venusta (de Loriol, 1900) 
AphiaID: 213400

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela Verrill, 1867
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocnema venusta de Loriol, 1900 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocnemis venusta de Loriol, 1900
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela beauforti (Engel, 1949) (synonym acc. to A.M. Clark (1974))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela nuda (H.L. Clark, 1923) (synonym acc. to Cherbonnier & Guille (1978))
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links 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: similar to O. tigris, with granules and spinelets on disc and arms, variable colour pattern (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in SE Arabia and East Indies (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth 19 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype ?Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Genève (Switzerland). Type locality: Singapore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213400
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-11-12 01:36:06Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothela venusta (de Loriol, 1900). 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=213400 on 2014-04-18
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