Validity 'Probably valid" according to H.L. Clark (1921) but HLC also implies resemblance to Ophidiaster ophidianus and O. guidlingi from Atlantic!
A.M. Clark (1993) has indicated this species as problematic regarding the validity of this species. [details]
Citation: Mah, C. (2008). Ophidiaster chinensis Perrier, 1875. In: Mah, C.L. (2015) World Asteroidea database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=378712 on 2016-12-10
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