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Species Amphiophiura bullata (W.C. Thomson, 1878)

Compiler and date details

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

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy


Generic Combinations

  • Amphiophiura bullata bullata (W.C. Thomson, 1877).



Raised to species by Stöhr & O’Hara (2021).





Extra Distribution Information

Antarctic, East Atlantic, East Pacific, Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Africa, South Pacific, West Atlantic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Cape Province (20)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, marine.


General References

Cherbonnier, G. & Sibuet, M. 1972. Resultats scientifique del al compagne Noratlante: Asterides et Ophiurides. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [published 1907-1971] 3rd series. Zoologie 102: 365-426 [408] (as Amphiophiura bullata)

Clark, H.L. 1915. Catalogue of recent ophiurans: based on the collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 25(4): 165-376, pls 1-20 [310] (as Amphiophiura bullata)

Guille, A. & Vadon, C. 1986. Ophiuridae de l'oceán Indien profund. Indo-Malayan Zoology 3: 167-188 [181-183, pl. 4(25-30)] (as Amphiophiura bullata)

Koehler, R. 1907. Ophiures. Expéditions Scientifiques du 'Travailleur' et du 'Talisman' pendent les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883 7: 245-311 [259-260] (as Ophioglypha bullata)

Koehler, R. 1908. Asteries, ophiures et échinides de l'Expédition Antarctique Nationale Ecossaise. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the S.Y. Scotia Zoology 13: 193-313, 16 pls [262-263] (as Ophioglypha bullata)

Koehler, R. 1909. Echinodermes provenant des campagnes du yacht 'Princesse Alice'. Rés. Sci. campagnes du Prince de Monaco 34 [145-146, pl. 25(9-11)] (as Ophioglypha abdita)

Litvinova, N.M. 1975. Ophiuroids of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico collected during the 14th cruise of the R.V. 'Akademik Kurchatov'. Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Akademija nauk CCCP 100: 196-204 [199] (as Amphiophiura bullata bullata)

Lyman, T. 1878. Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae of the exploring voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, under Prof. Sir Wyville Thomson, F.R.S. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 5(7): 65-168 pls 1-10 [83-84, pl. 3(85-86)] (as Ophioglypha bullata)

Lyman, T. 1882. Ophiuroidea. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 5: 1-385 pls 1-48 [57-58, pl. 38(14-17)] (as Ophioglypha bullata)

Madsen, F.J. 1951. Ophiuroidea. Reports of the Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition Zoology 2(9): 107-117 [107-108, fig. 1] (as Amphiophiura bullata)

Matsumoto, H. 1915. A new classification of the Ophiuroidea: with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 67(1): 43-92 [77] (as Amphiophiura abdita)

Matsumoto, H. 1917. A monograph of Japanese Ophiuroidea, arranged according to a new classification. Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo 38(2): 1-408, figs 1-100, pls 1-7 [261] (as Amphiophiura bullata)

Paterson, G.L.J. 1985. The deep-sea Ophiuroidea of the North Atlantic Ocean. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zool. 49(1): 1-162, figs 1-59 [131-132, fig. 51] (as Amphiophiura bullata bullata)

Stöhr, S, & O’Hara, T.D. 2021. Deep-sea Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from the Danish Galathea II Expedition, 1950–52, with taxonomic revisions. Zootaxa 4963: 505-529 [514]

Thomson, C.W. 1877. The voyage of the Challenger. The Atlantic. A preliminary account of the general results of the exploring voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology Vol. 1 424 pp.; Vol. 2 396 pp. [399, fig. 104-105] (as Ophioglypha bullata)


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 OPHIUROIDEA 10-Aug-2021 MODIFIED
20-Feb-2012 ADDED