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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix longipeda (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 213195

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 editorMacrophiothrix (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix picturata (de Loriol, 1893)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix longipeda (Lamarck, 1816)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix microplax Bell, 1884
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix picturatus de Loriol, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix punctolimbata von Martens, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura longipeda Lamarck, 1816
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
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) (inaccurate[details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania (doubtful[details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (5 nucleotides; 2 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: disc colour bluish with dark blue spots, spotted radial shields, ventrally lighter blue with dark spots (Sloan et al., 1979. Arms banded in grey and pale blue. Description: Arm length to 80 cm (about 20 times disc diameter), disc diameter 1-4 cm. Disc scales covered by thorny stumps. Radial shields with rugose granule-like stumps. Aboral arm plates more than twice as broad as long, distal edge with a straight median region, marked laterodistal angles, broadest distally. Oral arm plates octogonal, distal edge straight. Up to ten thorny arm spines, lowest one comb-like.
Habitat: lower eulittoral, sublittoral, under coral boulders or in burrow or a crevice.
Also distributed in Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal , East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Lakshadweep (India) in Sastry (1991); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998), depth range 0-72 m.; east coast of Africa to western Pacific Ocean (Sastry, 1991); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-72 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Neotype U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C. (USA) No. 4291. Type locality: 'L'Ocean austral, pres de l'Ile de France [Mauritius]' (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213195
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
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). Macrophiothrix longipeda (Lamarck, 1816). 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=213195 on 2014-08-23
  
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