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Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix proteus Koehler, 1905 
AphiaID: 212426

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 editorOphiotrichidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix (Genus)
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) proteus Koehler, 1905
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840
Sources  original description Koehler, R. 1905. Ophiures de l'expédition du Siboga. Part 2. Ophiures littorales. Siboga Expeditie, 45b. [details]

source of synonymy Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
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]

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 Description: like O. purpurea, but arms with dorsal pale line bordered by darker line or series of spots either side (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Ceylon, East Indies, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, cotinental shelf. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 12-105 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In Subgenus Acanthophiothrix A.M. Clark, 1967 Clark & Rowe, 1971.
Syntypes: ?Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands) (16 specimens). Type locality: Indonesia (7 Siboga stations) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212426
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-12-18 01:44:18Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-22 07:17:05Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothrix proteus Koehler, 1905. 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=212426 on 2014-07-30
  
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