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Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789)

125131  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125131)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofAsterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) Müller O. F. (1789). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Volumen tertium: pp. [1-2], 1-71, pls. 81-120. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Möller., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794331 [details]   
Nomenclature A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to the ICZN to suppress the older name O. pentaphyllum in favour of the more widely applied name...  
Nomenclature A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to the ICZN to suppress the older name O. pentaphyllum in favour of the more widely applied name fragils. That proposal seems never to have been decided and technically, O. pentaphyllum has priority. Since O. fragilis has been in prevailing usage for about a century, changing that would cause instability. However, the article on prevailing usage does not apply because the name pentaphyllum has been used after 1899. [details]

Distribution Low intertidal to 150 m depth, under stones on the shore and often in dense aggregations offshore (see Warner, 1971 and...  
Distribution Low intertidal to 150 m depth, under stones on the shore and often in dense aggregations offshore (see Warner, 1971 and Broom, 1975 for descriptions of behaviour) on rough and gravelly ground; common all round the British Isles in places with strong currents [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125131 on 2018-07-23
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original description  (ofAsterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

original description  (ofAsterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) Müller O. F. (1789). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Volumen tertium: pp. [1-2], 1-71, pls. 81-120. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Möller., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794331 [details]   

original description  (ofAsterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology. London 1777. 4th edition (4): 36 and pages 1-154, tab 24, fig 24., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 64 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiocoma minuta Forbes, 1839) Forbes, E. 1839. On the Asteriadae of the Irish Sea. Memoirs of the Wernerian Society, 8, 1-114. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiocoma rosula Forbes, 1839) Forbes, E. 1839. On the Asteriadae of the Irish Sea. Memoirs of the Wernerian Society, 8, 1-114. [details]   

original description  (ofAsteria cuvierii Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje S. (1823-1831). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli. Napoli: Fratelli Fernandes (vol. 1), and Società Tipografica (vol. 2-4). Vol. 1, pp. i-xii, 1-84 [1823], pp. 1-184 [1824]; vol. 2, pp. [1-4] + 185-224 [1825], pp. 225-444 [1826]; vol. 3, pp. i-xx, pp. 1-232 [1828]; vol. 4, pp. i-vii [1831], 1-116 [1830], pp. 117-214 [1831]; pl. 1-4; pl. 1-69 [date?], pl. 70-109 [1830][dates according to Sherborn, 1922]., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix alopecurus Müller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphiothrix lusitanica Ljungman, 1872) Ljungman, A.V. 1872. Förteckning öfver uti Vestindien af Dr A. Goës samt under korvetten Josefinas expedition i Atlantiska Oceanen samlade Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens Förhandlingar 1871, 28(5), 615-658. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix rammelsbergii Müller & Troschel, 1842) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1842). System der Asteriden.1. Asteriae. 2. Ophiuridae. Vieweg: Braunschweig. xxx+134 pp. 12 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44159 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphiothrix rubra Ljungman, 1872) Ljungman, A.V. 1872. Förteckning öfver uti Vestindien af Dr A. Goës samt under korvetten Josefinas expedition i Atlantiska Oceanen samlade Ophiurider. Öfversigt af Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens Förhandlingar 1871, 28(5), 615-658. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. pentaphyllum Pennant, 1777) Pennant, T. (1777). British Zoology. London 1777. 4th edition (4): 36 and pages 1-154, tab 24, fig 24., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127011#page/5/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix alba Grube, 1857) Grube, E. (1857). Beschreibungen neuer oder weniger bekannter Seesterne und Seeigel. 27: 1-50., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/43119#page/7/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofAsteria ferussacii Delle Chiaje, 1828) Delle Chiaje, S. (1828). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli / di Stefano delle Chiaje. Stamperia della societa tipografica, Napoli. vol. 3: xx + 232, pls. 32-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

basis of record Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. Öfversigt af Kgl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1866. 23(9): 303-336. [details]   

additional source Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [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 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 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 Clark, A.M. (1974). Notes on some echinoderms from southern Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology). 26(6): 423-487, 3 pls, 16 figs, 1 map, 3 tables., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19502#page/513/mode/1up [details]   

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

status source Clark, A.M. 1967. Proposals for stabilization of the names of some common European Ophiuroidea Z.N.(S.) 1772. Bulletin Zoological Nomenclature, 24(1), 41-49., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12223192#page/59/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix lusitanica Ljungman, 1872) 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  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. echinata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Koehler, R. (1921). Echinodermes. Faune de France, 1. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences, Paris. 216 pp., available online at http://faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/R.KOEHLER(FdeFr1)Echinodermes.pdf [details]   

additional source  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. echinata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Delle Chiaje, S. (1828). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli / di Stefano delle Chiaje. Stamperia della societa tipografica, Napoli. vol. 3: xx + 232, pls. 32-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. pentaphyllum Pennant, 1777) Koehler, R. (1921). Echinodermes. Faune de France, 1. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences, Paris. 216 pp., available online at http://faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/R.KOEHLER(FdeFr1)Echinodermes.pdf [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix rubra Ljungman, 1872) 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  (ofOphiothrix rammelsbergii Müller & Troschel, 1842) 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  (ofOphiothrix rammelsbergii Müller & Troschel, 1842) Mortensen, Th. (1927). Handbook of the echinoderms of the British Isles. Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press: London. IX, 471 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix ferussacii (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) 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  (ofOphiothrix ferussacii (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Mortensen, Th. (1927). Handbook of the echinoderms of the British Isles. Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press: London. IX, 471 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofOphiothrix ferussacii (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Delle Chiaje, S. (1828). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli / di Stefano delle Chiaje. Stamperia della societa tipografica, Napoli. vol. 3: xx + 232, pls. 32-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021
note: Described as Asterias ferussacii. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofOphiothrix ferussacii (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1840). Ueber die Gattungen der Asterien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte. 6: 318-326., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31587#page/328/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix alopecurus Müller & Troschel, 1842) 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  (ofAsteria cuvierii Delle Chiaje, 1828) 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  (ofOphiocoma rosula Forbes, 1839) 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  (ofAsterias rubra Delle Chiaje, 18??) 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  (ofOphiocoma minuta Forbes, 1839) 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  (ofAsterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777) 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  (ofAsterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777) 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  (ofAsterias fragilis Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofOphiothrix cuvierii (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1840). Ueber die Gattungen der Asterien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte. 6: 318-326., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31587#page/328/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofAsterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828) 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  (ofOphiothrix alba Grube, 1857) Clark, H. L. (1915). Catalogue of Recent ophiurans. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 25(4): 163-376, 20 pls. [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix echinata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix echinata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Delle Chiaje, S. (1828). Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del regno di Napoli / di Stefano delle Chiaje. Stamperia della societa tipografica, Napoli. vol. 3: xx + 232, pls. 32-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10021 [details]   

new combination reference  (ofOphiothrix echinata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)) Müller, J. and Troschel, F. H. (1840). Ueber die Gattungen der Asterien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte. 6: 318-326., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31587#page/328/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix pentaphylla (Pennant, 1777)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. lusitanica Ljungman, 1872) Koehler, R. (1921). Echinodermes. Faune de France, 1. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences, Paris. 216 pp., available online at http://faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/R.KOEHLER(FdeFr1)Echinodermes.pdf [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix fragilis var. abildgaardi Koehler, 1921) Koehler, R. (1921). Echinodermes. Faune de France, 1. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences, Paris. 216 pp., available online at http://faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/R.KOEHLER(FdeFr1)Echinodermes.pdf [details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix alba Grube, 1857) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Syntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-2367 [view taxon]
From editor or global species database
Nomenclature A.M. Clark (1967) proposed to the ICZN to suppress the older name O. pentaphyllum in favour of the more widely applied name fragils. That proposal seems never to have been decided and technically, O. pentaphyllum has priority. Since O. fragilis has been in prevailing usage for about a century, changing that would cause instability. However, the article on prevailing usage does not apply because the name pentaphyllum has been used after 1899. [details]

Spelling Ophiotrix, unaccepted misspelling. [details]

From other sources
Breeding Ophiopluteus larva. Spring - Summer [details]

Distribution Low intertidal to 150 m depth, under stones on the shore and often in dense aggregations offshore (see Warner, 1971 and Broom, 1975 for descriptions of behaviour) on rough and gravelly ground; common all round the British Isles in places with strong currents [details]

Remark In Subgenus: Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840. Type locality: Denmark. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian yllgjarpëri i brishtëkrrabori i brishtë  [details]
Catalan ofiura  [details]
Dutch brokkelster  [details]
English common brittlestar  [details]
French singeophiure fragileophiure á piquants  [details]
German zerbrechlicher Schlangenstern  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål skjørslangestjerne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk skjørslangestjerne  [details]
Spanish ofiura de espinas finas  [details]
Swedish taggormstjärna  [details]

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