Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Ophiocten hastatum Lyman, 1878

Compiler and date details

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




New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Antarctic, Arctic, East Atlantic, East Pacific, North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Africa, South America, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12)

Ecological Descriptors

Abyssal plain, benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine.


General References

Cherbonnier, G. & Sibuet, M. 1972. Resultats scientifique del al compagne Noratlante: Asterides et Ophiurides. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [published 1907-1971] 3rd series. Zoologie 102: 365-426 [416] (as Ophiocten latens)

Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. 1976. The Echinoderms of Southern Africa. British Museum of Natural History Publication 766: 277 pp, 276 figs [189, figs 215, 219] (as Ophiocten latens)

Clark, H.L. 1911. North Pacific ophiurans in the collection of the United States National Museum. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 75: 1-302, figs 1-144 [96-97] (as Ophiocten pacificum)

Clark, H.L. 1913. Scientific Results of the Expedition to the Gulf of California in charge of C.H. Townsend, by the U.S. Fisheries Steamship 'Albatross' in 1911. Commander C.H. Burrage, U.S.N., Commanding. V. Echinoderms from Lower California, with descriptions of new spec. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 32: 185-236 [211] (as Ophiocten pacificum)

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 [328] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

Fell, H.B. 1958. Deep-sea echinoderms of New Zealand. Zoological Publications of the Victoria University, Wellington 24: 1-40, pls 1-5 [29] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

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 [80, fig. 6d-e, 7a-b] (as Ophiura hastata)

Hertz, M. 1927. Die Ophiuroiden der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901–1903. Deutsche Südpolar Expedition 19(Zool. 2): 1-56 figs 1-10 pls 1-9 [11-12, pl. 1(5-6)] (as Ophiocten pacificum)

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 [66-67] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

Koehler, R. 1898. Echinides et Ophiures provenant des campagnes du yacht L'Hirondelle. Résultats des Campagnes Scientifiques accomplies par le Prince Albert I. Monaco 12: 1-78 [42-44, pl. 7(32-33)] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

Koehler, R. 1907. Ophiures. Expéditions Scientifiques du 'Travailleur' et du 'Talisman' pendent les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883 7: 245-311 [267-268, pl. 18(11-12)] (as Ophiocten latens)

Koehler, R. 1909. Echinodermes provenant des campagnes du yacht 'Princesse Alice'. Rés. Sci. campagnes du Prince de Monaco 34 [165] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

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 [82-83, pl. 9(10-11)] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

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 [83, fig. 3c] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

McClendon, J.F. 1909. The ophiurans of the San Diego region. University of California Publications in Zoology 6(3): 33-64, 478 (errata) [40, pl. 3(14-15)] (as Ophiocten pacificum)

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 [392-393] (as Ophiocten latens)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Ophiuroidea. Danish Ingolf-Expedition 4(8): 121pp. [98-99, fig. 51] (as Ophiocten latens)

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 [129, fig. 49] (as Ophiocten hastatum)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [431-432] (as Ophiocten hastatum)


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