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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura albida Forbes, 1839 
AphiaID: 124913

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurina > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChilophiurina > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurinae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura Lamarck, 1801
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkleine slangster  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgemeiner Schlangenstern  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThespesiopsyllus paradoxus (Sars G.O., 1913) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlanktonNet Image 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (19 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (121 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 26 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and very strong arms. Ophiura albida is very similar to Ophiura ophiura and can only be distinguished from this species by the absence of pores between the arm plates. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Ophiura albida was widely spread across the Belgian part of the North Sea and was only absent in the eastern coastal zone. The species was found in relatively high densities (1976-1986 period: maximum 100 ind./m2; 1994-2001 period: maximum 900 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Ophiura albida prefers fine to coarse-grained sediments (median grain size 150-650 µm) without any preference for a particular median grain size. The species furthermore prefers sediments with a low to medium mud content (maximum 40%). [details]
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Picture of Ophiura albida
Picture of Ophiura albida
Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124913
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
2011-07-13 12:05:25Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124913 on 2014-09-01