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Species Astrophiura permira Sladen, 1879

Compiler and date details

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

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy





Extra Distribution Information

Indian, Indo-Pacific, South Africa, West Atlantic

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine.


General References

Cherbonnier, G. & Guille, A. 1976. Sur la présence, à I'île Heard, de l'Ophiure Astrophiura permira Sladen. Bulletin du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris [published 1895-1906] 3e serie 351: 17-21 [17-20, fig. 1] (as Astrophiura permira)

Clark, A.M. 1977. South African Museum's Meiring Naude cruises. 4 Echinoderms. Annals of the South African Museum 73(6): 133-147 [143-144] (as Astrophiura permira)

Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. 1976. The Echinoderms of Southern Africa. British Museum of Natural History Publication 766: 277 pp, 276 figs [188, fig. 207] (as Astrophiura permira)

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 [345] (as Astrophiura permira)

Hertz, M. 1927. Die Ophiuroiden der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition. 1. Chilophiurida Mats. (Ophiolepididae: Ophioleucidae: Ophiodermatidae: Ophiocomidae). Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia" 1898–1899 22(3): 59–122 pls 6–9 [83-85] (as Astrophiura permira)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Echinoderms of South Africa (Asteroidea: Ophiuroidea). Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 93: 215-400, figs 1-91, pls 8-19 [394-396, fig. 90-91] (as Astrophiura permira)

Paterson, G.L.C. & Baker, A.N. 1988. A revision of the genus Ophiambix (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) including the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History 22: 1579-1590 [fig. 3c] (as Astrophiura permixta)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [430] (as Astrophiura permira; Sladen wrote three papers dealing with Astrophiura permira, the first in 1878 and two in the following year. It is a 1879 work which is quoted as that representing the first official description of the taxon, which would render previous uses of Astrophiura permira as nomen nudum; this requires clarification)


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