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The Ophiocoma species (Ophiurida: Ophiocomidae) of South Africa
Olbers, J.M.; Samyn, Y. (2012). The Ophiocoma species (Ophiurida: Ophiocomidae) of South Africa. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 10(2): 137-154
In: Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science. Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA): Zanzibar. ISSN 0856-860X, more
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  • Olbers, J.M.
  • Samyn, Y., more

Abstract
    This study raises the number of Ophiocoma species recorded in South African from four to eight. All species are briefly discussed in terms of taxonomy, geographic distribution and ecology. In addition, the juvenile of O. brevipes, found on the underside of adult Ophiocoma brevipes specimens, is described in detail. A neotype is designated for O. scolopendrina.

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