Description Texel (NL), 06.04.2007 (C.J.M. Philippart)
Characteristics used for id:
- synonym : Asterias ophiura
- spinelets arranged in radiating v-shaped between the arms
- triangular plates
- colour: yellowbrownish
References: HAYWARD & RYLAND, 1998; SCHAEFER, 2002
Checked by A. Gittenberger (Naturalis, Leiden, NL)Author Philippart, CatharinaJPG file - 350.68 kB - 1 300 x 1 030 pixels
Extra information Camera Model: AxioCamMR Original Time Taken: 2007:04:06 11:43:47 Time Digitized: 2007:04:06 11:43:47 Shutter Speed: 235.49 sec Original Width: 1300 pixels Original Height: 1030 pixels
None of the characters listed is actually diagnostic for postlarvae of Ophiura. A microscopic close-up is necessary to examine stereom structure, shape and relative size of various plates.
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