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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 124929

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
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgewone slangster  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorserpent star  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorophiure  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchlangenstern  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParartotrogus richardi T. & A. Scott, 1893 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links 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 editorTo Barcode of Life (33 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 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 (2 nucleotides; 0 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 also very strong arms. Ophiura ophiura is very similar to Ophiura albida and can only be distinguished from this species by the presence 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 ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species always reached low densities, with a maximum of 20 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and a maximum of 50 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Ophiura ophiura is found in fine to medium-grained sediments (median grain size: 150-500 µm) with an optimum in sediments with a grain size of 150-200 µm (relative occurrence: > 20%). The species clearly prefers sediments with a mud content of 30-40% (relative occurrence: 60%). [details]
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124929
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2007-07-18 12:17:12Z  checked  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758). 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=124929 on 2014-08-28