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Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza fallax Lütken, 1869 (non Peters, 1851) 
AphiaID: 212323

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodermatina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodermatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza spinosa (Ljungman, 1867)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza Peters, 1851
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza Peters, 1851
Sources 
source of synonymy Clark, A.M. (1968). Notes on some tropical Indo-Pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bull. Br. Mus (nat. Hist) 16(7): 276-322. [details]

source of synonymy Liao, Yulin. 2004. Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Fauna Sinica, 40, 1-305. pl. I-VI. Science Press: Beijing
page(s): 341 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (28 publications) 
Attribute Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea) [details]
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: mostly agrees with Sloan et al. 1979 but some lateral interradial areas red-brown and bands of this colour on the arms may extend over three segments (Humphreys, 1981). Description: arm length to 5 cm, disc diameter to 1.5 cm. Disc grey, with some marginal plates lacking granules; arms banded with red. In Tortonese (1980): disc with granules; 8-10 oral papillae each side; 11 arm spines, less than half the segment length; two tentacle scales, the outer one smaller.
Habitat: shallow rubble areas.
General distribution: from the Red Sea to Philippines (Tortonese, 1980); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Ceylon, East Indies and Philippine (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Querimba, Northern Mozambique.
Type specie of the genus Ophiopeza Peters, 1851 (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212323
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2010-09-20 12:26:09Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiopeza fallax Lütken, 1869 (non Peters, 1851). In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database at http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212323 on 2014-07-24
  
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