Data about Ophiuroidea

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Physical Description

Data about Ophiuroidea
Dimorphism
Additional detail dwarf males Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail female larger Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail genital opening
  • Genital opening
    genital opening differs between males and females
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/genitalOpening
Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail integument
  • Integument
    integument differs between males and females. Includes the size, number, distribution or shape of cilia, scales, spines, hooks, bristles, feathers, hair, horns and teeth. Although not integmental structures, the antlers of mammals are included in this category because they are analogous in function to the sexually-selected horns and spines of other animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/integumentDimorphic
Fairbairn, 2013  

Ecology

Data about Ophiuroidea
δ13c mean
Additional detail -17.9 Reid et al, 2012  
Trophic guild
Additional detail surface deposit feeder
  • Surface deposit feeder
    An organism which obtains food primarily by surface deposit feeding. Reid WDK, Wigham BD, McGill RAR, Polunin NVC (2012) Elucidating trophic pathways in benthic deep-sea assemblages of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north and south of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 463:89-103. doi:10.3354/meps09863
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/surfaceDepositFeeder
Reid et al, 2012  
δ15n mean
Additional detail 11.35 Reid et al, 2012  
δ34s mean
Additional detail 18.95 Reid et al, 2012  
Feeds on
Additional detail Blackfinned Clownfish GloBI  
Additional detail Detritus GloBI  
Additional detail Detritus GloBI  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail American Angler GloBI  
Additional detail American Plaice GloBI  
Additional detail Blackfinned Clownfish GloBI  
Additional detail Boston Ling GloBI  
Additional detail Common Skate GloBI  
Additional detail Decapod Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Longfin Sanddab GloBI  
Additional detail Longhorn Sculpin GloBI  
Additional detail Ocean Pout GloBI  
Additional detail Sea Raven GloBI  
Additional detail Smooth Dogfish GloBI  
Additional detail Squirrel Hake GloBI  
Additional detail Starry Ray GloBI  
Additional detail Starry Ray GloBI  
Additional detail Tusk GloBI  
Additional detail Winter Flounder GloBI  
Additional detail Winter Skate GloBI  
Additional detail Yellowtail Flounder GloBI  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail American Angler GloBI  
Additional detail American Plaice GloBI  
Additional detail Antarctic Starry Skate GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Mackerel GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Spadefish GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Wolffishes GloBI  
Additional detail Blackedge Cusk-eel GloBI  
Additional detail Blackfin Icefish GloBI  
Additional detail Boston Ling GloBI  
Additional detail Cibacapsa gulosa GloBI  
Additional detail Cods and Haddocks GloBI  
Additional detail Common Skate GloBI  
Additional detail Dusky Flounder GloBI  
Additional detail Emerald Rockcod GloBI  
Additional detail Eunoe opalina GloBI  
Additional detail Gnathiphimedia mandibularis GloBI  
Additional detail Grey Rockcod GloBI  
Additional detail Grey Rockcod GloBI  
Additional detail Grey Rockcod GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Labidiaster annulatus GloBI  
Additional detail Longfin Sanddab GloBI  
Additional detail Longhorn Sculpin GloBI  
Additional detail Longspine Porgy GloBI  
Additional detail Ocean Pout GloBI  
Additional detail Ophiosparte gigas GloBI  
Additional detail Planehead Filefish GloBI  
Additional detail Rock Sea Bass GloBI  
Additional detail Sea Raven GloBI  
Additional detail Smooth Dogfish GloBI  
Additional detail Squirrel Hake GloBI  
Additional detail Starry Ray GloBI  
Additional detail Tusk GloBI  
Additional detail Winter Flounder GloBI  
Additional detail Winter Skate GloBI  
Additional detail Yellowfin Notothen GloBI  
Additional detail Yellowtail Flounder GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about Ophiuroidea
Reproduction
Additional detail dioecious
  • Dioecious
    Dioecy (Greek: "two households"; adjective form: dioecious) is characterised by a species having distinct male and female organisms.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/dioecious
Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail sequential hermaphrodite
  • Sequential hermaphrodite
    Some members of this lineage are sequential hermaphrodites; they are born as one sex, but can later change into the opposite sex.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sequential_hermaphrodite
Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Simultaneous hermaphrodite
    Some members of this lineage are simultaneous hermaphrodites; a condition of hermaphroditic animals (and plants) in which the reproductive organs of both sexes are present and functional at the same time.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Simultaneous_hermaphrodite
Fairbairn, 2013  

Notes

Data about Ophiuroidea
Percent species currently described min
Additional detail 71 Appeltans et al, 2012  
max Additional detail 79 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Percent synonyms
Additional detail 34 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Described (accepted)
Additional detail 2,064 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Total unknown species (expert opinion) min
Additional detail 560 Appeltans et al, 2012  
max Additional detail 850 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Undescribed species present in museum collections min
Additional detail 260 Appeltans et al, 2012  
max Additional detail 300 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Undiscovered morphospecies (not yet collected) min
Additional detail 200 Appeltans et al, 2012  
max Additional detail 400 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Undiscovered species (molecular cryptic) min
Additional detail 100 Appeltans et al, 2012  
max Additional detail 150 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Percent surveyed species not yet known to science
Additional detail 0.02 Appeltans et al, 2012  
Additional detail 0.07 Appeltans et al, 2012  
max Additional detail 0.31 Appeltans et al, 2012  
min Additional detail 8 Appeltans et al, 2012  

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