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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis porrecta Lyman, 1860 
AphiaID: 213419

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis Lütken, 1859
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis aplacophora Murakami, 1943 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis crassipinna Ljungman, 1867
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis crassispina Ljungman, 1867
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis sophiae Brock, 1888
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionereis squamata Ljungman, 1867 (synonym acc. to Lyman (1882))
Sources  original description Lyman, T. 1860. Descriptions of new Ophiuridae, belonging to the Smithsonian Institution and to the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 1859-61, 7, 252-262. [details]

identification resource Stöhr, S. 2011. New records and new species of Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Zootaxa 3089: 1-50., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt03089p050.pdf
page(s): 35 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Coral Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLifou [details]
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [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]
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]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [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 Barcode of Life (46 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (35 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
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 Colour in life: disc grey with irregular dark markings, dark pattern more prominent in smaller specimens, arms mottled white and grey with dark spots, short spines white, ventrally off-white with grey blotches overall (Humphreys, 1981). Description: arm length to 16 cm, disc diameter to 15 mm. Dorsal side of the disc with small imbricated plates, larger marginally and between the radial shields; ventral side of the disc with smaller plates and fine granules near the oral shields. Genital slits longwith genital papillae, not extending to the dorsal side. Radial shields small, longer, narrow, widely separated. Oral shields longer than broad, blunt tip proximally. Adoral shields long, not meeting. Oral plates with 5-6 papillae on each side. Aboral arm plates broader than long, broader proximally. A pair of supplementary arm plates, broader distally, as long as the segment. Three arm spines, the middle one longer and blunt. Colour variable; disc grey to pale green with irregular black markings, arms mottled and with faint banding. Habitat: lower eulittoral and deeper on diverse substrates.
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Saipan (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific IS. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Kalk (1958) and Rowe & Gates (1995)); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution: Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-33 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands in Sastry (1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates,1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Holotype Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) 1592, paratypes Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachuseyys (USA) 4105 (3 specimens). Type locality: Pacific Ocean (Rowe & Gates,1995).
In family Ophiochitonidae in Clark (1954) and Kalk (1958).. [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Ophionereis porrecta
Ophionereis porrecta
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213419
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
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
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophionereis porrecta Lyman, 1860. 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=213419 on 2014-07-31
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