CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Echinodermata (phylum)  »  Ophiuroidea (class)  »  Ophiurida (order)  »  Ophiuridae (family)

CAAB Code: 25 176902 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Ophiura spp.   
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata
Family: Ophiuridae (brittlestars) - show full list
Common Name: [a brittlestar]

Occurrence locations [6] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Organism Type: a brittlestar
Taxon Notes:This genus as currently recognised is polyphyletic, and some species actually belong in different families. It is in urgent need of detailed revision. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Parent Codes: 25 176951     Ophiuridae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 25 176064     Ophiura aequalis
25 176002     Ophiura clemens
25 176052     Ophiura crassa
25 176001     Ophiura flagellata
25 176094     Ophiura fluctuans
25 176037     Ophiura kinbergi
25 176088     Ophiura lanceolata
25 176038     Ophiura micracantha
25 176039     Ophiura ooplax
25 176040     Ophiura palliata
25 176058     Ophiura sp. MoV 2728
25 176084     Ophiura sp. MoV 2734
25 176091     Ophiura sp. MoV 4545
25 176072     Ophiura sp. MoV 5513
25 176125     Ophiura sp. MoV 7067
25 176097     Ophiura spinicantha
99 250259     Ophiura sp.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-04-16
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Scientific Name
verified against
O'Hara, T.D. Hugall, A.F. Thuy, B. Stöhr, S. Martynov, A.V., 2017. Restructuring higher taxonomy using broad-scale phylogenomics: The living Ophiuroidea., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol. 107: 415-430. . doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.006

Record details

Record entered on 30-May-2010 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 31-Oct-2017 13:31 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: add taxon note
Modification history:
24-OCT-2017: add reference (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
31-OCT-2017: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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