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Ophiarachna affinis Lütken, 1869

213208  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213208)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lütken, C. F. (1869). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Tredie Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning. 8, 20-109. [details]   
Description Colour in life: strongly resembling that of Ophiocoma doederleini, basically mid-grey, disc light grey with widely spaced...  
Description Colour in life: strongly resembling that of Ophiocoma doederleini, basically mid-grey, disc light grey with widely spaced black spots and a pale ramifying linear pattern, arms mid-grey with white bands, arms spines annulated white and grey, including the elongated ventralmost spines, ventrally mid-grey, oral shields white with irregular grey markings (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter to 2.5 cm. Disc brown to grey, mottled with double spots. Arms mottled darker and lighter brown to grey with darker bands. Habitat: among coral rubble.
General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range to 25 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in East Indies, Philippine and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiarachna affinis Lütken, 1869. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213208 on 2018-02-22
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-20 08:24:09Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
checked
2011-07-07 07:16:16Z
changed

original description Lütken, C. F. (1869). Additamenta ad historiam Ophiuridarum. Tredie Afdelning. Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter. 5 Raekke, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk Afdelning. 8, 20-109. [details]   

original description  (ofOphiarachna clavigera Brock, 1888) Brock, J. (1888). Die Ophiuridenfauna des indischen Archipels. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 47, 465-539. [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]   

basis of record  (ofOphiarachna clavigera Brock, 1888) Stöhr Sabine (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Colour in life: strongly resembling that of Ophiocoma doederleini, basically mid-grey, disc light grey with widely spaced black spots and a pale ramifying linear pattern, arms mid-grey with white bands, arms spines annulated white and grey, including the elongated ventralmost spines, ventrally mid-grey, oral shields white with irregular grey markings (Sloan et al., 1979). Description: arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter to 2.5 cm. Disc brown to grey, mottled with double spots. Arms mottled darker and lighter brown to grey with darker bands. Habitat: among coral rubble.
General distribution: tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range to 25 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); WIO, Red Sea to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in East Indies, Philippine and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Remark Syntypes Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.4073 (1 specimen). Type locality: Fiji Ils. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 


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