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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster hemprichi Müller & Troschel, 1842 
AphiaID: 212303

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiasteridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster L. Agassiz, 1836
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia hemprichi von Martens, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLinckia pustulata von Martens, 1866 (Synonym according to Doderlein (1926))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster purpureus Perrier, 1869 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster pustulatus von Martens, 1866 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster pustulatus (von Martens, 1866) (Synonym according to Doderlein (1926) and A.M. Clark in Clark & Rowe (1971))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiaster squameus Fisher, 1906 (Probable synonym according to A.M. Clark in Clark & Rowe (1971))
Sources  basis of record Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandl. d. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., Bonn, Vol. 21(1): 537 - 563. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHawaiian Islands [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNew Caledonia [details]
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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 editorReunion [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]

Specimens 

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (10 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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: burgundy with irregular white flecking (Sloan et al., 1979 ).
Also distributed in Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and south Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-276 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Thought to be a synonym of Dactylosaster cylindricus (Lamarck, 1816) by H.L. Clark (1921) but a valid species according to Döderlein (1926).
Syntypes in Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany). Type locality: Red Sea (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212303
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-26 07:19:20Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-10-24 23:33:30Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Ophidiaster hemprichi Müller & Troschel, 1842. In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database at http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212303 on 2014-08-20
  
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