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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma valenciae Müller & Troschel, 1842

212375  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212375)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Red Sea. Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by...  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Red Sea. Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced. [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: very varied, arms commonly...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: very varied, arms commonly green or green brown and banded by darker areas but banding may be deep brown or cream. Disc uniformly dull green to dark brown. Very fragile (Humphreys, 1981). One of the most abundant brittlestars in the region. Description: arm length up to 10 cm, disc diameter up to 20 mm. Disc scales covered by granules, becoming spiky towards the edges, higher than thick. Arms with spines as long as the arm width. Disc mottled green, arms distictly banded. Only one tentacle scale at least beyond the fifth segment.
Habitat: diverse shallow substrates; rocks, coral reef, under weed, beacon reef (Balinsky, 1957).
Also distributed in Persian Gulf (Tortonese, 1949); Persian Gulf, Maldive area and Bay of Bengal (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution: Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); Red Sea, Persian Gulf, western Indian Ocean (uncertain records in the East) (Tortonese, 1980); WIO and Red Sea (Richmond, 1998).
Devaney (1970) and Clark & Rowe (1971) restricted the range from Persian gulf and East coast of Africa to Mascarene Island in the western Indian Ocean, doubting the further eastern records (Sastry, 1991). [details]
Stöhr, S. (2007). Ophiocoma valenciae Müller & Troschel, 1842. 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=212375 on 2017-12-13

Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
checked

original description 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 

basis of record Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: very varied, arms commonly green or green brown and banded by darker areas but banding may be deep brown or cream. Disc uniformly dull green to dark brown. Very fragile (Humphreys, 1981). One of the most abundant brittlestars in the region. Description: arm length up to 10 cm, disc diameter up to 20 mm. Disc scales covered by granules, becoming spiky towards the edges, higher than thick. Arms with spines as long as the arm width. Disc mottled green, arms distictly banded. Only one tentacle scale at least beyond the fifth segment.
Habitat: diverse shallow substrates; rocks, coral reef, under weed, beacon reef (Balinsky, 1957).
Also distributed in Persian Gulf (Tortonese, 1949); Persian Gulf, Maldive area and Bay of Bengal (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991).
General distribution: Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958); Red Sea, Persian Gulf, western Indian Ocean (uncertain records in the East) (Tortonese, 1980); WIO and Red Sea (Richmond, 1998).
Devaney (1970) and Clark & Rowe (1971) restricted the range from Persian gulf and East coast of Africa to Mascarene Island in the western Indian Ocean, doubting the further eastern records (Sastry, 1991). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Red Sea. Also recorded from 'Coin Peros' by Bell (1909) - locality can't be traced. [details]
 


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