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Species Amphiodia (Amphispina) microplax Burfield, 1924

Compiler and date details

2012 - Tim O'Hara, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia





Extra Distribution Information

Known in Australia only from Moreton Bay; western Indian Ocean, west Pacific Ocean. Depth range 5-69 m

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, marine.


General References

Baker, A.N. 1979. Some Ophiuroidea from the Tasman Sea and adjacent waters. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 6: 21-51, figs 1-8 [46-47] (as Amphiodia (Amphispina) microplax)

Cherbonnier, G. & Guille, A. 1978. Faune de Madagascar. 48. Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Paris : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 272 pp, 77 figs, 17 pls. [95-96, fig. 43(A-E)] (as Amphiodia (Amphispina) microplax)

Clark, A.M. 1967. Echinoderms from the Red Sea, Part 2 (Crinoids : Ophiuroids : Echinoids and more Asteroids). Bulletin of the Sea Fisheries Research Station, Israel 41: 26-59 figs 1-5 [42, fig. 3] (as Amphiodia microplax)

Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. 1976. The Echinoderms of Southern Africa. British Museum of Natural History Publication 766: 277 pp, 276 figs [148] (as Amphiodia sp aff A. microplax)

Clark, A.M. & Rowe, F.W.E. 1971. Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. London : Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History) 238 pp. 100 figs 31 pls. [78-79, 99] (as Amphiodia (Amphispina) microplax)

Liao, Y. & Clark, A.M. 1995. The echinoderms of southern China. Beijing : Science Press 614 pp., 23 pls. [183-184, fig. 83] (as Amphiodia (Amphispina) microplax)

Mortensen, T. 1940. Echinoderms from the Iranian Gulf. Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea. Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran 2: 55-112 figs 1-24 pls 1-2 [90-91, fig. 16] (as Amphiodia microplax)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [342] (as Amphiodia (Amphispina) microplax)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Sep-2023 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
29-Mar-2010 MODIFIED