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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213415

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 editorOphionereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia (Species)
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis Lütken, 1859
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocrasis dictydisca H.L. Clark, 1911
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocrasis marktanneri Matsumoto, 1915
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis dubia Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dictydisca (H.L. Clark, 1911)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubai (Müller & Troschel, 1842) (probably slip of the pen)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia sinensis Duncan, 1879
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia var. sinensis Duncan, 1879
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis stigma H.L. Clark, 1938
Sources  original description Savigny, J.-C. 1809. Explication sommaire des planches d’Echinodermes. Descr. de l'Egypte, 2, 205-212. [details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia amoyensis A.M. Clark, 1953
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubai (Müller & Troschel, 1842) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia sinensis Duncan, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia var. sinensis Duncan, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis dubia dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (31 publications) 
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: arm length to 12 cm, disc diameter to 10 mm. Disc smooth with microscopic scales and a net-like pattern of dark lines on grey with tiny yellow speckling. Arms pale, banded with thin, dark lines every fifth joint. Arm spines short. In Tortonese (1980) the colour pattern is described as brown lines and sometimes also spots on the dorsal side of the disc forming a very variable pattern. Habitat: lower eulittoral and deeper diverse substrates.
Also distributed in Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Caylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China and south Japan (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: from the Red Sea to the western Pacific (Philippines, North Australia, etc.) (Tortonese, 1980); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-34 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Holotype whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Red sea, see Lyman (1965) (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Type locality: Egypt, probably Koseir (Qoseir). Recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced.
In family Ophiochitonidae in Tortonese, 1980. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213415
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2010-01-13 08:33:37Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophionereis dubia (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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=213415 on 2014-11-27
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