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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrophiothrix aspidota (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213196

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
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix aspidota Müller & Troschel, 1842
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]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 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 Disc colour purplish-brown, with some variegation, but never any trace of a longitudinal light stripe (Balinsky, 1957). Disc diameter 10 mm, arms (broken) about 6 times the disc diameter. Disc scales with cylindrical stumps, 2-3 times as long as wide, ending with 2-3 points, more scattered and taper to a single point on the oral side. Radial shield large and bare. Dorsal arm plates variable in shape, white spots chiefly along the distal edge, a large median white mark may appear as a discontinuous longitudinal licht-coloured line, the distal plates may have a white border. Distal edge nearly straight on the proximal ventral arm plates, then more or less concave; usually white with two lateral purple spots; two dark plates may occur every third segment, giving a banded effect. Arm spines not clavate, the lowest one is a transparent hook with 2-3 smooth points, grey colour. Disc blue grey, radial shields with some black spots (Tortonese, 1980).
Habitat: dead coral, coral reef (Balinsky, 1957).
General distribution: from East Africa (previous reports are uncertain) perhaps to Philippines (Tortonese, 1980); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Also distributed in W India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies (according to Clark & ,Rowe (1971) needs confirmation) and Philippine (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: 'Ostindien'
The records of Balinsky (1957) from Mozambique and Koehler (1957) from Madagascar may have been based on material of M. robillardi (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213196
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Macrophiothrix aspidota (Müller & Troschel, 1842). 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=213196 on 2014-08-29
  
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