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Amphicutis stygobita Pomory, Carpenter & Winter, 2011

591203  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:591203)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Pomory, C. M.; Carpenter, J. H.; Winter, J. H. (2011). Amphicutis stygobita, a new genus and new species of brittle star (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiurida: Amphilepididae) found in Bernier Cave, an anchialine cave on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Zootaxa. 3133: 50-68. [details]   
Holotype  USNM 1164447  
Holotype USNM 1164447 [details]
Type locality contained in Bahamas  
type locality contained in Bahamas [details]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Amphicutis stygobita Pomory, Carpenter & Winter, 2011. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=591203 on 2018-05-21
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2011-12-20 10:32:59Z
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original description Pomory, C. M.; Carpenter, J. H.; Winter, J. H. (2011). Amphicutis stygobita, a new genus and new species of brittle star (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiurida: Amphilepididae) found in Bernier Cave, an anchialine cave on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Zootaxa. 3133: 50-68. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype USNM 1164447 [details]
Paratype USNM 1164451 [details]
Paratype USNM 1164452 [details]
Paratype USNM 1164453 [details]
Paratype USNM 1164454 [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology To date this is the only known cave-dwelling (stygobitic) ophiuroid. Its morphology is strongly paedomorphic. [details]
 


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