Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Amphiura (Amphiura) maxima Lyman, 1879

Compiler and date details

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


Generic Combinations

  • Ctenamphiura maxima (Lyman, 1879).




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-Pacific, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, 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 [42] (as Amphiura (Amphiura) maxima)

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 [251] (as Ctenamphiura maxima)

Clark, H.L. 1946. The echinoderm fauna of Australia. Its composition and its origin. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 566: 1-567 [190-191] (as Ctenamphiura maxima)

Fell, H.B. 1952. Echinoderms from Southern New Zealand. Zoological Publications of the Victoria University, Wellington 18: 1-37 [22] (as Ctenamphiura maxima)

Fell, H.B. 1952. Rediscovery of the ophiuroid genus Ctenamphiura Verrill. Nature 170: 327 [327] (as Ctenamphiura maxima)

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 [126-127, pl. 18(7-9)] (as Amphiura maxima)

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

Verrill, A.E. 1899. Art. VII. — North American Ophiuroidea. I. — Revision of certain families and genera of West Indian ophiurans. II. — Faunal catalogue of the known species of West Indian ophiurans. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 10: 301-371 (Pt I); 372-386 (Pt II), pls 42, 43 [307] (as Ctenamphiura maxima)


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