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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphicutis stygobita Pomory, Carpenter & Winter, 2011 
AphiaID: 591203

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 editorAmphilepididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphicutis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphicutis Pomory, Carpenter & Winter, 2011
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphicutis Pomory, Carpenter & Winter, 2011
Source  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]

Environment marine, brackish
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Bahamas [details]

Specimens  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 1164447 [details]

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Attribute Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea) [details]
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology To date this is the only known cave-dwelling (stygobitic) ophiuroid. Its morphology is strongly paedomorphic. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:591203
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2011-12-20 10:32:59Z  created  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Amphicutis stygobita Pomory, Carpenter & Winter, 2011. 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=591203 on 2014-09-18
  
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