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Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionephthys africana Balinsky, 1957 
AphiaID: 216226

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 editorAmphiuridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionephthys (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (transferred by A.M. Clark & Rowe (1971))
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiura (Fellaria) africana (J.B. Balinsky, 1957)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphionephthys Lütken, 1869
Sources  original description Balinsky, J.B. (1957). The Ophiuroidea of Inhaca Island. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 1-33. (look up in IMIS[details]

new combination reference 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]

Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]

Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 Disc scales naked except for the radial shields and a few scales around them. Radial shields five times as long as broad, length half of the disc radius, narrowly separated. Oral shields oval, twice as broad as long. Adoral plates not meeting proximally. Aboral arm plates longer than wide, scarcely in contact. Oral arm plates longer than broad, distal side convex, dark-coloured except near the edge. Five arm spines basally, seven later, falling off to five along the arm, all somewhat flattened. The lowest arm spine the longest (rather more than the length of an arm segment). Habitat: vertical burrows in the mud (Balinsky, 1957). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark A.M. Clark (1970) place the species in the subgenus: (Fellaria).
Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsynonymy Original combination [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216226
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1999-11-18 20:41:13Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-27 07:27:35Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
2011-07-06 07:33:22Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophionephthys africana Balinsky, 1957. 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=216226 on 2014-08-22
  
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