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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888) 
AphiaID: 212382

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 accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma L. Agassiz, 1835
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocoma latilanxa Murakami, 1943
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomastix pusilla Brock, 1888
Sources  basis of record Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (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]

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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 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]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 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 uniform dark brown, occasionally spotted with white-rimmed dark spots, arms dark brown with lighter banding, ventrally overall red-brown (Sloan et al., 1979). Oral shields white with brown spots; arms variegated above and below, light and dark segmens often alternating; arm spines with 1-2 wide brown rings, never clavate, number very variable (Tortonese, 1980).
Also distributed in East Indies (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East Indies, Polynesia and Hawaii (Tortonese, 1980).
Ecology: benthic, inshore. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Lectotype Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) 5429, paralectotype Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) 4777. Type locality: Amboina, Indonesia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212382
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-04-01 13:22:26Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiocoma pusilla (Brock, 1888). 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=212382 on 2014-08-27
  
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