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Species Astrodia tenuispina (Verrill, 1884)

Compiler and date details

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


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy


Generic Combinations

  • Astrodia tenuispina (Verrill, 1884).




Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

East Atlantic, Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Atlantic, South America, South Pacific, West Atlantic

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Cape Province (20), Southern Province (8)

Ecological Descriptors

Abyssal plain, benthic, continental slope, 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 [181] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

Clark, H.L. 1941. Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis Expeditions to the West Indies. Echinoderms (other than holothurians). Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural "Felipe Poey" 15: 1-54 [75] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

Döderlein, L. 1911. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte Ostasiens. Über japonische und andere Euryalae. Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 2(5): 1-123 pls 1-9 [116] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

Döderlein, L. 1927. Indopacifische Euryalae. Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 31(6): 1-105 pls 1-10 [98] (as Astrodia bispinosa)

Döderlein, L. 1930. Die Ophiuroiden der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition. 2. Euryale. Deutsche Tiefsee-Expedition 1898–1899 22(6): 349–396, figs 1–24, pls 14–16 [385-387, fig. 18, pl. 3(2-4)] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

Koehler, R. 1907. Ophiures. Expéditions Scientifiques du 'Travailleur' et du 'Talisman' pendent les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883 7: 245-311 [304-305, pl. 21(48-50)] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

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 [141] (as Astrodia bispinosa)

Manso, C.L.C. 2010. Deep-water Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from off Chile in the Eastern South Pacific. Biota Neotropica 10(2): 1-15 [3-5, fig. 4a-d] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

Martynov, A.V. & Litvinova, N.M. 2008. Deep-water Ophiuroidea of the northern Atlantic with descriptions of three new species and taxonomic remarks on certain genera and species. Marine Biology Research 4: 76-111 [78, fig. 1a] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

McKnight, D.G. 2000. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Basket-stars and snake-stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalinida). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 115: 1-79 [15-15, fig. 3, pl. 2] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

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 [15-16, fig. 9] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [356] (as Astrodia tenuispina)

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 [371] (as Astrodia tenuispina)


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