Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Description: dorsal disc scales covered by small rounded granulation, ventral disc scales with skin-covering; large tentacle scales naked; dorsal arm plates as broad as long; cluster of infradental oral papillae, no lateral oral papillae; ventral arm plates with distal and proximal edges concave; five blunt arm spines, middle one longest (Sastry, 1995). Habitat: subtidal sandy areas (Sastry, 1995). Also distributed in Sri Lanka and New Holland (Ljungman, 1866); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, norht Australia, Philippine, China and south Japan (Clark & Rowe, 1971); India (West Bengal), Andaman and Tamil Nadu (Sastry, 1995); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). General distribution: East coast of Africa to Australia (Sastry, 1995); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-39 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
  • Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 45 - 251
  Temperature range (°C): -1.000 - 1.708
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.806 - 11.061
  Salinity (PPS): 32.706 - 33.145
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.156 - 8.585
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.169 - 2.290
  Silicate (umol/l): 20.160 - 36.151

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 45 - 251

Temperature range (°C): -1.000 - 1.708

Nitrate (umol/L): 5.806 - 11.061

Salinity (PPS): 32.706 - 33.145

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.156 - 8.585

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.169 - 2.290

Silicate (umol/l): 20.160 - 36.151
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ophiocnemis marmorata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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