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Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela danae Verrill, 1869 
AphiaID: 213399

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 editorOphiothela (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela Verrill, 1867
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela caerulea H.L. Clark, 1915
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela coerulea H.l. Clark, 1915
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela danae involuta Koehler, 1898 (subspecies not accepted)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela dividua von Martens, 1879
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela hadra H.L. Clark, 1915
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela involuta Koehler, 1898
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela isidicola Lütken, 1872
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela verrilli Duncan, 1879
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothrix danae (Koehler, 1898) (synonym)
Sources  original description Verrill, A.E. 1869. New and imperfectly known Echinoderms and Corals. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 12, 381-391., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9494023#page/389/mode/1up [details]

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela danae involuta Koehler, 1898 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiothela danae Verrill, 1869
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [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 (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 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 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: colour dimorphism, disc uniformly bright orange or with radial shields white, dorsal arm surface orange near disc and then fading to white towards tips, arms ventrally off white, some arms dorsally pale throughout others purple with purple and white banded arms, purple bands wider (2-5 segments) than white bands (1-2 segments). Humphreys, 1981. Arm length to 2 cm, disc diameter 3-4 mm. Very small, and usually with 6 flexible arms. Colour variable depending on substrate, typically blue with white pattern or completely yellow. Habitat; often wrapped around gorgonians or soft corals on shallow reefs and deeper.
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Persian Gulf, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); India (Sastry, 1996).
General distribution: tropical, temperate, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-80 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, continental shelf (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Syntypes in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No.2492 (9 specimens) and No. 2631., Type locality: Fiji Is. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213399
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 13:20:33Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiothela danae Verrill, 1869. 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=213399 on 2014-07-24
  
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