Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Amphiura (Amphiura) abbreviata Koehler, 1905

Compiler and date details

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

  • Amphiura abbreviata Koehler, R. 1905. Ophiures littorales. Siboga Expéditie Monographie 45(b): 1-142, pls 1-18 [34-35, pl. 4(3-5)].
    Type data:
    Syntype(s) ZMA E2264 1 specimen (Siboga stn 37), Sailus ketjil, Paternoster-islands, 27m; ZMA E2265 1 specimen (Siboga stn 99), Anchorage off North-Ubian, 16-23m [6°7.5'N, 120°26'E]; ZMA E2266 1 specimen (Siboga stn 273), Anchorage off Pulu Jedan, East coast of Aru-islands (Pearl-banks), 13m.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northeast Shelf Province (40)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, marine.


General References

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 [233] (as Amphiura abbreviata)

Guille, A. 1981. Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Mémoires de ORSTOM 91: 413-456, 4 figs, 9 pls [433-435, fig. 2a-c, pl. 4(26-27)] (as Amphiura abbreviata; records by Clark (1970) and Koehler (1930) a different species, A. madecasse)


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)
22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED