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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella macracantha aldabrensis Sloan, Clark & Taylor, 1979 
AphiaID: 224109

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 editorOphiodermatina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodermatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella macracantha (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Subspecies
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella macracantha H.L. Clark, 1909
Source  original description Sloan, N.A., A.M. Clark & J.D. Taylor (1979). The Echinoderms of Aldabra and their habitats. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool.) 37 (2): 81- 128. [details]

Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: disc blood-red with radial shields the same colour, arms basically blood-red with a lighter pattern distally, also with pale transverse bands superimposed on this distal linear pattern, ventrally the arms paler, oral shields not white, but with a very broad red band that may cover up to half the oral shield (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: as for O. septemspinosa, but bright red with pale bands on the arms (Richmond, 1998). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Aldabra. Holotype: Natural History Museum, London (England) 1978.9.1.1 [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:224109
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-08-05 12:14:21Z  created  Fondo, Esther
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2009-06-29 08:18:57Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiarachnella macracantha aldabrensis Sloan, Clark & Taylor, 1979. 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=224109 on 2014-09-20
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