Ophiuroidea Logo
Introduction | Search taxa | Taxon tree | Specimens | Distribution | Attributes | Literature | Stats | Log in

Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes Peters, 1851 
AphiaID: 212370

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 editorGnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocomidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocominae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Genus)
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Breviturma) brevipes Peters, 1851
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma L. Agassiz, 1835
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevispinosa Smith, 1876
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiopeza danbyi Farquhar, 1897 (synonymized by H.L. Clark (1915))
Sources  original description Peters, W. 1851. Übersicht der an der Küste von Mossambique eingesammelten Ophiuren, unter denen sich zwei neue Gattungen befinden. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1851, 463-466. [details]

[show all]
Direct child
taxa (5)

[show all]
[sort alpha..]
 
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes dentata (H.L. Clark, 1921) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Breviturma) dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes doederleini (H.L. Clark, 1921) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Breviturma) dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes var. insularia Lyman, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Breviturma) dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes var. longispina H.L. Clark, 1917 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma longispina H.L. Clark, 1917
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma brevipes var. variegata Smith, 1876 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma (Breviturma) dentata Müller & Troschel, 1842
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
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 editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [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 (53 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (43 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
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: disc off-white with irregular green markings, arms off-white with pale green banding, ventrally off-white overall but sometimes stained by amber-colored gut regurgitations (Sloan et al., 1979). Aboral arm plates and arm spines green. Description: Disc scales with similar rounded granules, covering the radial shields. Oral shields of variable shape, more often longer than broad, white with one or more brown spots. Aboral arm plates ovate, rounded lateral angles, broader than long; wholly dark or wholly pale or with a dark distal edge or dark with two clear spots in the middle; a dark line runs along the middle of the dorsal side of the arms; brown and yellowish bands variably distributed on the arms, covering two or more segments. Six arm spines basally (sometimes there are five basally), then five arm spines, reduced to four on the distal segments; first upper one shorter, second and third about equal to the width of the dorsal arm plate or a little shorter, lower one the longest; white sometimes with a brown longitudinal line or a broad ring. Two tentacle scales. Disc of many specimens with a fine brown reticulation, more or less dark; others specimens pale brown with some darker, irregular variegation; other specimen pale in the centre of the disc and surrounded by brown radiating lines which near the edge become darker, forming a ring of spots all around the disc. Two whitish spots are frequent on each side of the arm base. The lines or spots may extend on the oral side to a variable degree (Tortonese, 1980).
Also occurs in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus, Fiji, Netherlands New Guinea (Clark, 1954); Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India) (Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia, Hawaii, Easter Island (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991). Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType specimen Syntypes in Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) Nos. 961-962, Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) No. 4660 (5 specimens). Type locality: Querimba Island, Mozambique (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212370
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-10-14 14:15:41Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2013-12-13 15:30:44Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiocoma brevipes 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=212370 on 2014-09-17
  
Website and databases developed and hosted by VLIZ · Page generated 2014-09-17 GMT · contact: