Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Amphiura (Amphiura) magellanica Ljungman, 1867

Compiler and date details

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




New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Antarctic, South Africa, South America, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Macquarie Island Province (24), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Other Regions

Heard & McDonald Islands (Aust. Terr.)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, inshore, marine.


General References

Baker, A.N. & Devaney, D.M. 1981. New records of Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from southern Australia, including new species of Ophiacantha and Ophionereis. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 105(4): 155-178, figs 1-98 [175] (as Amphiura magellanica; this record needs confirmation (O'Hara pers. comm.))

Bernasconi, I. 1965. Ophiuroidea de Puerto Deseado (Santa Cruz, Argentina). Physis (Buenos Aires) 25(69): 143-152 [149-150, pl. 1(3-4)] (as Monamphiura magellanica)

Castillo-Alarcón, J.G. 1968. Contribución al conocimient de los Ofiuroideos chilenos. Gayana Zoologica 14: 1-63, 6 pls [33-34, fig. L] (as Monamphiura magellanica)

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 [228] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Fell, H.B. 1952. Echinoderms from Southern New Zealand. Zoological Publications of the Victoria University, Wellington 18: 1-37 [14] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Fell, H.B. 1953. Echinoderms from the subantarctic islands of New Zealand: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea, and Echinoidea. Records of the Dominion Museum, Wellington 2: 73-111. 2 plates [101] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Fell, H.B. 1960. Archibenthal and littoral echinoderms of the Chatham Islands: Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Bulletin of N.Z. scient. Ind. Res. 139(2): 55-74 [68] (as Amphiura magellanica)

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 [271, pl.11(104)] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Koehler, R. 1914. A contribution to the study of ophiurans of the United States National Museum. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 84: 1-173, pls 1-18 [65] (as Amphiura magellanica)

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 [143] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Madsen, F.J. 1967. Ophiuroidea. Report of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1928–31 B 9: 123-144, figs 1-8, pl. 1 [129] (as Amphiura magellanica)

McKnight, D.G. 1967. Additions to the echinoderm fauna of the Chatham Rise. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 1(3): 291-313 [311] (as Monamphiura magellanica)

McKnight, D.G. 1984. Echinoderms from Macquarie Island and the Macquarie Ridge. Records of the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute 4(12): 139-147 [144] (as Amphiura magellanica)

McKnight, D.G. 1993. Records of echinoderms (excluding holothurians) from the Chatham Islands. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 20: 191-200 [194, 199] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Mortensen, T. 1924. Echinoderms of New Zealand and the Auckland-Campbell Islands. II. Ophiuroidea. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 77: 91-177 figs 1-36 pls 3-4 [132-134, fig. 14, 15a] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Mortensen, T. 1936. Echinoidea and Ophiuroidea. Discovery Reports 12: 199-348, 53 figs, 9 pls [266-267] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Mortensen, T. 1952. Reports of the Lund University Chile Expedition 1948-1949. 3. Echinoidea and Ophiuroidea. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift. N.F. Avd. 2 47(8): 1-22, pl. 1 [16-17] (as Amphiura magellanica)

O'Hara, T.D. 1999. Systematics and biology of Macquarie Island echinoderms. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 57(2): 167-223 [200, pl. 3d-e] (as Amphiura magellanica)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [349] (as Amphiura (Amphiura) magellanica)


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