Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Differences in spine and plate shapes and in colour paterns separate the species, but reliable identification in the field is not really possible (Richmond, 1998). The tendency of young Ophiothrices is to have thorny radial shields, even when these are naked in fully grown species (Lyman, 1874).
  • Cherbonnier, G. & A. Guille (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Faune de Madagascar. No 48: iv +272pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 80 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 12 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.35 - 730
  Temperature range (°C): 9.435 - 23.430
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.616 - 23.911
  Salinity (PPS): 33.371 - 35.191
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.686 - 5.306
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.463 - 1.915
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.371 - 28.912

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Depth range (m): 0.35 - 730

Temperature range (°C): 9.435 - 23.430

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.616 - 23.911

Salinity (PPS): 33.371 - 35.191

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.686 - 5.306

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.463 - 1.915

Silicate (umol/l): 3.371 - 28.912
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ophiothrix sp. MoV 5502

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ophiothrix sp. MoV 5727

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

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 349
Specimens with Sequences: 297
Specimens with Barcodes: 296
Species: 30
Species With Barcodes: 20
Public Records: 234
Public Species: 19
Public BINs: 30
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Barcode data

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Genomic DNA is available from 10 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Coastal Marine Biolabs
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Wikipedia

Ophiothrix

Ophiothrix is a large genus of brittle stars (Ophiuroidea) found in oceans worldwide from tropics to Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Systematics and phylogeny[edit]

Ophiothrix is a large genus that is currently divided into the following three subgenera: Acanthophiothrix, Ophiothrix and Theophiothrix'. Extant species include:[1]

Subgenus Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix)

Subgenus Ophiothrix (Ophiothrix)

Subgenus Ophiothrix (Theophrix)

Subgenus not allocated

References[edit]

  1. ^ MarineSpecies.org - Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840


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