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cf. Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)

cf. Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Description: Texel (NL), 06.04.2007 (C.J.M. Philippart) Characteristics used for id: - synonym : Asterias ophiura - pentagonal - spinelets arranged in radiating v-shaped between the arms - triangular plates - colour: yellowbrownish References: HAYWARD & RYLAND, 1998; SCHAEFER, 2002 Checked by A. Gittenberger (Naturalis, Leiden, NL)
Author: Philippart, Catharina
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Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor

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added on 2013-03-08 09:43:23 by  Stöhr, Sabine
None of the characters listed is actually diagnostic for postlarvae of Ophiura. A microscopic close-up is necessary to examine stereom structure, shape and relative size of various plates.


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