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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis superba H.L. Clark, 1915 
AphiaID: 213464

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 editorOphiolepidina (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis Müller & Troschel, 1840
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis Müller & Troschel, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiolepis annulosa (de Blainville, 1834) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura annulosa de Blainville, 1834 (homonym)
Sources  original description Clark, H.L. 1915. The Echinoderms of Ceylon other than Holothurians. Spolia Zeylandica 10(37): 83-102.
page(s): 89 [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 editorChagos [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]
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 (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 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 Description: Arm length to 9 cm, disc diameter to 3 cm. Larger disc plates surrounded by irregular, single rows of platelets. The relatively short arms appear smooth due to the presence of tiny lateral spines held against the arms. Background colour usually pale yellowish-orange with a distinctive pattern of purple or black on the disc and banding on the arms. Habitat: lower littoral and deeper, under bolders and among coral.
General distribution: from the Red Sea to North Australia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific Ocean, littoral waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1998).
Also distributed in SE Arabia, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: unknown (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213464
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-04-03 13:19:51Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
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). Ophiolepis superba H.L. Clark, 1915. 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=213464 on 2014-09-21
  
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