WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis superba H.L. Clark, 1915

213464  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213464)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Clark, H. L. (1915). The Echinoderms of Ceylon other than Holothurians. Spolia Zeylandica. 10(37): 83-102., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10787998#page/119/mode/1up
page(s): 89 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter to 3 cm. Larger disc plates surrounded by irregular, single rows of platelets. The relatively short arms appear smooth due to the presence of tiny lateral spines held against the arms. Background colour usually pale yellowish-orange with a distinctive pattern of purple or black on the disc and banding on the arms. Habitat: lower littoral and deeper, under bolders and among coral.
General distribution: from the Red Sea to North Australia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S. (2007). Ophiolepis superba H.L. Clark, 1915. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2017). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213464 on 2017-12-15

Date
action
by
1997-04-03 13:19:51Z
created
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
checked

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original description Clark, H. L. (1915). The Echinoderms of Ceylon other than Holothurians. Spolia Zeylandica. 10(37): 83-102., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10787998#page/119/mode/1up
page(s): 89 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura annulosa de Blainville, 1834) de Blainville, H.M. 1834. Manuel d'actinologie ou de zoophytologie. 688p, 100 pls. Paris, available online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k981319.r=blainville.langEN [details]   

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (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]   

additional source Clark, H. L. (1915). Catalogue of Recent ophiurans. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 25(4): 163-376, 20 pls. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura annulosa de Blainville, 1834) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

status source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura annulosa de Blainville, 1834) Clark, A.M. & Melville, R.V. 1976. Ophiolepis Müller & Troschel, 1840; request for designation of a type-species under the plenary powers. Z.N.(S.) 2097. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 32: 268-269., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44474#page/302/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis annulosa (de Blainville, 1834)) Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandl. d. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., Bonn, Vol. 21(1): 537 - 563. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Description: Arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter to 3 cm. Larger disc plates surrounded by irregular, single rows of platelets. The relatively short arms appear smooth due to the presence of tiny lateral spines held against the arms. Background colour usually pale yellowish-orange with a distinctive pattern of purple or black on the disc and banding on the arms. Habitat: lower littoral and deeper, under bolders and among coral.
General distribution: from the Red Sea to North Australia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: unknown (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorワモンクモヒトデ  [details]