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Species Ophiacantha vivipara Ljungman, 1870

Compiler and date details

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

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy



Extra Distribution Information

Antarctic, South Africa, South America, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Macquarie Island Province (24)

Other Regions

Australian Antarctic Territory, Heard & McDonald Islands (Aust. Terr.)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine.


General References

Bell, F.J. 1908. Echinodermata. 1-16, 5 pls in National Antarctic Expedition 1901-4. Natural History. Vol. 4. [13-14] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Bernasconi, I. 1965. Ophiuroidea de Puerto Deseado (Santa Cruz, Argentina). Physis (Buenos Aires) 25(69): 143-152 [151-152] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Cherbonnier, G. & Guille, A. 1975. Échinodermes récoltés aux îles Kerguelen. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [published 1907-1971] 210: 603-629 [622-623] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

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 [205] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Fell, H.B. 1961. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 1 Ophiuroidea. Memoirs of the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute 18: 9-79, 8 figs, 19 pls [30-31, pl. 14(2), 15(1)] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Guille, A. 1982. A new genus and species of ophiacanthid brittlestar (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the Kerguelen Islands. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 16: 67-87, 8 figs, 4 tbls [Table 1] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

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 [276] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Koehler, R. 1912. Échinodermes (Astéries, Ophiures et Échinides). 272 pp, 16 pls in Deuxième Expédition Antarctique Française (1908–10). Paris. [138-142, pl. 11(1-2,10)] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

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 [96] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Koehler, R. 1917. Échinodermes (Astéries, Ophiures et Échinides) recueillis par M. Rallier du Baty, aux Îles de Kerguelen en 1913-1914. Annales de l'Institut Océanographique, Paris 7(8): 1-87, 10 pls [71-72] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Koehler, R. 1922. Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the Australasian Antarctic Research Expedition, 1911-1914 8: 1-98 pls 76-90 [12-13] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Lyman, T. 1878. Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae of the exploring voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, under Prof. Sir Wyville Thomson, F.R.S. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 5(7): 65-168, pls 1-10 [149] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

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 [185-186, pl. 46(7-9)] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

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 [126] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

McKnight, D.G. 1967. Echinoderms from Cape Hallet, Ross Sea. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 1(3): 314-323 [317] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Smith, G.A. 1923. Rep. echinoderms of the 'Quest'. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 9: 372? [368-369] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)

Studer, T. 1882. Übersicht über die Ophiuriden, welche während der Reise S.M.S. Gazelle um die Erde 1874–1876 gesammelt wurden. Abhandlungen der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1: 1-37, pls 1-3 [23-24] (as Ophiacantha vivipara)


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)
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