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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)

124929

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124929

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Brittle stars consist of a central disk...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. Ophiura ophiura is very similar to Ophiura albida and can only be distinguished from this species by the presence of pores between the arm plates. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species always reached low densities, with a maximum of 20 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and a maximum of 50 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]
Stöhr, S.; Hansson, H. (2007). Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2017). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124929 on 2017-11-18

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioderma lacertosum (Lamarck, 1801)) Lamarck, J. B. (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République. published by the author and Deterville, Paris: viii + 432 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliaris Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J. B. de. (1816). Ordre Second. Radiaires Échinodermes. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. 2, 522-568., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698#page/532/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura texturata Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J. B. de. (1816). Ordre Second. Radiaires Échinodermes. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. 2, 522-568., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698#page/532/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ciliata O.F. Müller, 1776) Müller, O. F. (1776). Zoologiae Danicae prodromus: seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae, Typiis Hallageriis. 1-274., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550
page(s): 235 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura aurora Risso, 1826) Risso, A. (1826). Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe Méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes. Paris: F.G. Levrault. 5(VIII): 1-403, 10 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/121914#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 273 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura bracteata Johnston, 1935) Johnston, G. (1935). Illustrations in British Zoology. Magazine of natural history and journal of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and meteorology. 8: 465-467., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/39136
page(s): 465 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura lacertosa Lamarck, 1801) Lamarck, J. B. (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République. published by the author and Deterville, Paris: viii + 432 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719 [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliaris Lamarck, 1816) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliaris Lamarck, 1816) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura texturata Lamarck, 1816) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura texturata Lamarck, 1816) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

status source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura texturata Lamarck, 1816) Melville, R. V. (1980). Opinion 1152. Ophiura Lamarck, 1801 and Ophioderma Müller & Troschel, 1840 (Ophiuroidea): ruling on application of these names. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 37(2): 78-80. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliata (Bruzelius in Retzius, 1783) non (O.F. Müller, 1776)) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ciliata (Bruzelius in Retzius, 1783) non (O.F. Müller, 1776)) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura lacertosa Lamarck, 1801) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758) Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ophiura Linnaeus, 1758) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioderma lacertosum (Lamarck, 1801)) Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura aurora Risso, 1826) Johnston, G. (1935). Illustrations in British Zoology. Magazine of natural history and journal of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and meteorology. 8: 465-467., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/39136
page(s): 465 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphioglypha texturata (Lamarck, 1816)) Leloup, E. (1952). Contributions à l'étude de la faune belge: 19. Observation sur la crevette grise au large de la côte belge en 1949 [Contribution to the study on the Belgian fauna: 19. Observation on the brown shrimp along the Belgian coast in 1949]. Med. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 18(1): 1-28 (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura textura (Linnaeus, 1758)) Harms, J. (1993). Check list of species (algae, invertebrates and vertebrates) found in the vicinity of the island of Helgoland (North Sea, German Bight): a review of recent records. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 47: 1-34. [p. 25, tab. 3: Gastrosaccus spinifer, Mysis relicta, Praunus inermis, Schistomysis kervillei, Schistomysis spiritus. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura textura (Linnaeus, 1758)) Harms, J. (1993). Check list of species (algae, invertebrates and vertebrates) found in the vicinity of the island of Helgoland (North Sea, German Bight): a review of recent records. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 47: 1-34. [p. 25, tab. 3: Gastrosaccus spinifer, Mysis relicta, Praunus inermis, Schistomysis kervillei, Schistomysis spiritus. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias ciliata O.F. Müller, 1776) Clark, A.M.and Mah, C. (2001). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 4. Forcipulatida and Brisingida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (2001). Echinoderm Studies, 6: pp. 229-347 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 253 [details]   

context source (Schelde) Goudswaard, K.; van Asch, M. (2015). Kuilen op de Westerschelde: data rapport 2015. IMARES Wageningen Report, C145/15. IMARES Wageningen UR: Yerseke. 14 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreeding Ophiopluteus larva. Summer [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. Ophiura ophiura is very similar to Ophiura albida and can only be distinguished from this species by the presence of pores between the arm plates. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Low intertidal to more than 200 m, on sand or muddy sand, all round the British Isles [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species always reached low densities, with a maximum of 20 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and a maximum of 50 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Ophiura ophiura is found in fine to medium-grained sediments (median grain size: 150-500 μm) with an optimum in sediments with a grain size of 150-200 μm (relative occurrence: > 20%). The species clearly prefers sediments with a mud content of 30-40% (relative occurrence: 60%). [details]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParartotrogus richardi Scott, T. & Scott A., 1893 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryllgjarpëri gjembavegjël [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkrrabori gjembavegjël [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewone slangster  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorserpent star  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorophiure roseUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorophiure  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchlangenstern  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgråbrun slangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgråbrun slangestjerne  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrungrå fransormstjärna  [details]
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