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Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa australis Lütken, 1869 
AphiaID: 212437

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 editorOphiomyxina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa Müller & Troschel, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodera brevispina (v. Martens, 1870) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa brevipina von Martens, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa brevispina v. Martens, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa brevispina var. irregularis Koehler, 1898
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa irregularis Koehler, 1905
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiomyxa robillardi de Loriol, 1893
Sources  original description Lütken, C.F. 1869. Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Tredie Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskaps Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning, 8, 20-109. [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]
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]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 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 GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
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: ranging from uniform light orange to uniform blood-red to disc blood-red with arms distally banded with yellow (Sloan et al., 1979. Description: Arm length to 10 cm. Dorsal surface of the disc smooth. Arms cylindrical with dorsal plates reduced, embedded in naked skin. Colour bright red with pale bands on arms. Habitat: lower eulittoral and shallow reefs.
Also recoreded in Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); possibly circumaustralian although not recorded from Gulf of Carpentaria or north (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 183-1006 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998); East coast of Africa to western Pacific Ocean (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf, continental slope (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Genus misspelled 'Lophiomyxa' in Vine (1986)??.
Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Bass Strait (as '... inter Australian et Tasmaniam') (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212437
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiomyxa australis Lütken, 1869. 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=212437 on 2014-09-21
  
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