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Macrophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861)

213193  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213193)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofOphiothrix demessa Lyman, 1861) Lyman, T. (1861). Descriptions of new Ophiuridae. Proc. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 8, 75-86. [details]   
Description Colour in life very variable but not spotted like M. Longipeda (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: similar to M. longipeda...  
Description Colour in life very variable but not spotted like M. Longipeda (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: similar to M. longipeda (Richmond, 1998). Disc scales with thorny stumps. Radial shields with shorter stumps. Aboral arm plates with rounded granules, distal edge convex, laterodistal corners bent back. Oral arm plates longer than broad. Twelve thorny arm spines, upper ones longest, lowest comb-like.
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-128 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Macrophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213193 on 2018-02-23
Date
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1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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original description  (ofOphiothrix demessa Lyman, 1861) Lyman, T. (1861). Descriptions of new Ophiuridae. Proc. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 8, 75-86. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix mauritiensis de Loriol, 1893) Loriol, P. de. (1893). Catalogue raisonné des Echinodermes recueillis par M.V. de Robillard à l'Ile Maurice. III. Ophiurides et Astrophytides. Mem. Soc. Phys. Hist. nat. Gèneve. 32(3), 1-63, pls 23-25. [details]   

original description  (ofMacrophiothrix mossambica J.B Balinsky, 1957) Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (ofOphiothrix coronata Koehler, 1905) Koehler, R. (1905). Ophiures de l'expédition du Siboga. Part 2. Ophiures littorales. Siboga Expeditie. 45b, 1-140. [details]   

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]   

additional source Clark, A. M. (1968). Notes on some tropical indo-pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology. 16(7): 277-322, 1pl. [details]   

additional source Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

source of synonymy  (ofOphiothrix mauritiensis de Loriol, 1893) Clark, A. M. (1968). Notes on some tropical indo-pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology. 16(7): 277-322, 1pl. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOphiothrix mauritiensis de Loriol, 1893) Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOphiothrix demessa Lyman, 1861) Clark, A. M. (1968). Notes on some tropical indo-pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology. 16(7): 277-322, 1pl. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOphiothrix demessa Lyman, 1861) Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofMacrophiothrix mossambica J.B Balinsky, 1957) Clark, A. M. (1968). Notes on some tropical indo-pacific ophiotrichids and ophiodermatids (Ophiuroidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology. 16(7): 277-322, 1pl. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofMacrophiothrix mossambica J.B Balinsky, 1957) Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMacrophiothrix coronata (Koehler, 1905)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofAmphiophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861)) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofOphiothrix coronata Koehler, 1905) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Syntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-2280 [view taxon]
Syntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-2281 [view taxon]
Syntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-2578 [view taxon]
Syntype [from synonym] MCZ OPH-4095 [view taxon]
From other sources
Description Colour in life very variable but not spotted like M. Longipeda (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: similar to M. longipeda (Richmond, 1998). Disc scales with thorny stumps. Radial shields with shorter stumps. Aboral arm plates with rounded granules, distal edge convex, laterodistal corners bent back. Oral arm plates longer than broad. Twelve thorny arm spines, upper ones longest, lowest comb-like.
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area, East Indies, north Australia, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991); tropical, Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-128 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Holotype Holotype in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No. 2278; paratypes in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University No. 2279-2281, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University No. 4095 (5 specimens). Type locality: Hawaiian Ils (as Sandwich Ils) (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 


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