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Species Astrothrombus rugosus H.L. Clark, 1909

Compiler and date details

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




New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-Pacific, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Central Eastern Transition (15), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine.


General References

Baker, A.N. 1980. Euryalinid Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from Australia, New Zealand, and the south-west Pacific Ocean. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 7: 11-83 figs 1-33 [32-34, fig. 9, 31] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

Baker, A.N. & Clark, H.E.S. 1970. Some archibenthal echinoderms from northern New Zealand. Records of the Dominion Museum, Wellington 7(1): 1-11 [7] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

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 [189] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

Clark, H.L. 1946. The echinoderm fauna of Australia. Its composition and its origin. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 566: 1-567 [178] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

Dartnall, A.J. 1980. Tasmanian Echinoderms. Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No. 3. Hobart : Fauna of Tasmania Committee 82 pp. 36 figs 5 pls. [39, 68] (as Astrothamnus rugosus)

Fedotov, D.M. 1927. Morphologische studien an Euryale. Zeitschrift für Morphologie und Ökologie der Tiere 9: 341-389 [373, fig. 26-34] (as Astrotoma benhami)

Fell, H.B. 1958. Deep-sea echinoderms of New Zealand. Zoological Publications of the Victoria University, Wellington 24: 1-40, pls 1-5 [21] (as Astrothrombus benhami)

McKnight, D.G. 2000. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Basket-stars and snake-stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalinida). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 115: 1-79 [63-65, fig. 31, pl. 30] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

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 [104-106, pl. 4(6-7)] (as Astrotoma benhami)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Studies of Indo-Pacific euryalids. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 96: 1-75 figs 1-57 pls 1-5 [17, fig. 8f-g] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

Pawson, D.L. 1969. Astrothrombus rugosus Clark new to New Zealand, with notes on Ophioceres huttoni (Farquhar), Hemilepis norae (Benham), and Ophiuroglypha irrorata (Lyman) (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 3(1): 46-56 [54-55, fig 2a-b, 13] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [367] (as Astrothrombus rugosus)


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
12-Feb-2010 (import)