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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella gorgonia (Müller & Troschel, 1842) 
AphiaID: 213218

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 editorOphiodermatina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodermatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachnella Ljungman, 1872
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiarachna gorgonia Müller & Troschel, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinura gorgonia (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinura marmorata Lyman, 1874
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinura megaloplax Bell, 1884
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinura venusta de Loriol, 1893
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]
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]
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) [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]

Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (18 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 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 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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 off-white but dominated by almost black markings, one major one along each pair of radial shields and 1-3 minor marks inter-radially, arms off-white with dark brown bands 1-3 segments wide both above and below, ventral surface of arms not darker distally as at Aldabra (Sloan et al., 1979). Humphreys 1981 <213>. Description: arm length to 7.5 cm, disc diameter to 1.5 cm. Disc scales concealed by granules with only the naked radial shields (large and oval) exposed. Colour pattern distinctive, including white, red, orange and green banding on arms, and green and white disc. Habitat: under coral in lagoons and shallow reef areas.
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Guam (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); WIO to W Pacific (Richmond, 1998); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-39 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype (probable) Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France). Type locality: unknown (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213218
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). Ophiarachnella gorgonia (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=213218 on 2014-04-20
  
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