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Macrobel taxon details

Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839

124913  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124913)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Forbes, E. 1839. On the Asteriadae of the Irish Sea. Memoirs of the Wernerian Society, 8, 1-114. [details]   
Description Brittle stars consist of a central disc clearly separated from the slender, very agile and very strong arms. Ophiura albida...  
Description Brittle stars consist of a central disc clearly separated from the slender, very agile and very strong arms. Ophiura albida is very similar to Ophiura ophiura and can be distinguished from this species by the absence of pores between the arm plates and by its fewer arm comb papillae. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

Distribution In both periods Ophiura albida was widely spread across the Belgian part of the North Sea and was only absent in the...  
Distribution 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]
Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2018). World Ophiuroidea database. Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839. Accessed through: Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel) at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124913 on 2018-05-21
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839. Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=124913 on 2018-05-21
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-07-18 12:17:12Z
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2011-07-13 12:05:25Z
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original description Forbes, E. 1839. On the Asteriadae of the Irish Sea. Memoirs of the Wernerian Society, 8, 1-114. [details]   

basis of record Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,. 50: pp. 336-351. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (Schelde) MWTL biological monitoring network Westerschelde [MWTL biologisch monitoring netwerk Westerschelde] [details]   
From editor or global species database
Description Brittle stars consist of a central disc clearly separated from the slender, very agile and very strong arms. Ophiura albida is very similar to Ophiura ophiura and can be distinguished from this species by the absence of pores between the arm plates and by its fewer arm comb papillae. The top is reddish to orange-brown; the bottom side is dirty white. [details]

From other sources
Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch kleine slangster  [details]
German gemeiner Schlangenstern  [details]