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Ophiothela dividua von Martens, 1879

213396  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213396)

 unaccepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
von Martens, E. (1879). Vorzeigung eines eigenthümlichen sechsarmigen Schlangensterns, Ophiothela dividua, sp.n. <em>Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin.</em> 1879, 127-130. [details]   
Description Description: disc colour of the dried specimens blue variegated with whitish, with conspicuous blue lines across the outer...  
Description Description: disc colour of the dried specimens blue variegated with whitish, with conspicuous blue lines across the outer ends of the radial shields and at intervals across the arm. Disc scales covered by thick skin, with many small granules and scattered larger ones. Central part of the disc with several short, blunt spines. Six arms covered by many granules basally, distally the granules form regular transverse rows, a larger central granule on each segment. Habitat: coral reef, in about 30 ft. of water (Balinsky, 1957). [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiothela dividua von Martens, 1879. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213396 on 2018-10-16
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2000-07-25 07:03:11Z
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2000-09-27 07:27:35Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-08-27 13:50:37Z
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original description von Martens, E. (1879). Vorzeigung eines eigenthümlichen sechsarmigen Schlangensterns, Ophiothela dividua, sp.n. <em>Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin.</em> 1879, 127-130. [details]   

source of synonymy Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype MCZ OPH-2493 [details]
Syntype MCZ OPH-2632 [details]
From other sources
Description Description: disc colour of the dried specimens blue variegated with whitish, with conspicuous blue lines across the outer ends of the radial shields and at intervals across the arm. Disc scales covered by thick skin, with many small granules and scattered larger ones. Central part of the disc with several short, blunt spines. Six arms covered by many granules basally, distally the granules form regular transverse rows, a larger central granule on each segment. Habitat: coral reef, in about 30 ft. of water (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Remark 11 syntypes (alcohol), Algoa Bay : IG 6752, Institut Royal de Sciences Naturelle de Belgique, Bruxelles (Belgium).
Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: unknown (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
According to A.M. Clark & Courtman-Stock (1976); Ophiothela dividua could be a synonym of O. danae Verrill. [details]

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