WoRMS name details

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

213468 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213468)
Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: dark grey-green dorsal surface...  
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]
Stöhr, S. (2007). Ophioplocus imbricata (Müller & Troschel, 1842). In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2017). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213468 on 2017-11-24

Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z
checked

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basis of record Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

source of synonymy Cherbonnier, G.; Guille, A. (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Faune de Madagascar, 48. Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS): Paris. ISBN 2-222-02341-6. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]