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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioplocus imbricata (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213468

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 editorOphiolepidina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioplocus (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioplocus imbricatus (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioplocus Lyman, 1862
Sources 
source of synonymy Cherbonnier, G. & A. Guille (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Faune de Madagascar. No 48: iv +272pp. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
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]
New Zealand
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [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]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: dark grey-green dorsal surface with paler irregular patches on disc and pale bands on arms alternating equally with dark bands three to four segments wide, ventral arm surface mid-brown with grey-green banding as on dorsal surface . Other individuals grey-brown disc and arms with dark grey-green transverse arm bands 1-5 segments wide, paler but similar below (Humphreys, 1981). Description: Arm length to 7.5 cm, disc diameter to 2.5 cm. Overall colour greyish-green with pale patches on disc and banding on arms. Habitat: under coral in lagoons and shallow reef areas.
Also distributed in W India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: from East Africa to Hawaii (Tortonese, 1980); WIO to W Pacific. Richmond 1997 (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Spelled as O. imbricatus in Clark & Rowe, 1971, Tortonese (1951), (Tortonese, 1980), (A.M. Clark, 1980)
Syntypes (probable) Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany), Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden (Netherlands)(formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie), Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France). Type locality: Mauritius (as 'Isle de France') and Timor, Indonesia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213468
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophioplocus imbricata (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=213468 on 2014-04-20
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