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cf. Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)
cf. Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Description Texel (NL), 06.04.2007 (C.J.M. Philippart) Characteristics used for id: - synonym : Asterias ophiura - pentagonal - 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, Catharina JPG file - 350.68 kB - 1 300 x 1 030 pixelsmore
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Original Time Taken: 2007:04:06 11:43:47
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added on 2007-11-291 413 viewsMacrobel taxa Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
Comment Comment (1)
added on 2013-03-08 09:43:23 by  Stöhr, Sabine
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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