Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Ophiodaphne formata (Koehler, 1905)

Compiler and date details

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


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy


Generic Combinations

  • Ophiodaphne formata (Koehler, 1905).
  • Unioplus formatus (Koehler, 1905).


Miscellaneous Literature Names




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, inshore, marine.


General References

Clark, A.M. 1967. Echinoderms from the Red Sea, Part 2 (Crinoids : Ophiuroids : Echinoids and more Asteroids). Bulletin of the Sea Fisheries Research Station, Israel 41: 26-59 figs 1-5 [41, fig. 2b] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Clark, A.M. 1970. Notes on the family Amphiuridae (Ophiuroidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 19(1): 1-81, figs 1-11 [61-62, fig. 11a] (as Amphioplus formatus)

Clark, A.M. & Rowe, F.W.E. 1971. Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. London : Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History) 238 pp. 100 figs 31 pls. [82-83, 103, fig. 32b] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

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 [257] (as Amphioplus formatus)

Clark, H.L. 1938. Echinoderms from Australia. An account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 55: 1-596, figs 1-64, pls 1-28 [270] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Clark, H.L. 1939. Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the John Murray Expedition 6(2): 29-136, figs 1-62 [82-83] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Clark, H.L. 1946. The echinoderm fauna of Australia. Its composition and its origin. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 566: 1-567 [212] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Devaney, D.M. 1974. Shallow-water asterozoans of south-eastern Polynesia. 2. Ophiuroidea. Micronesica 10: 105-204 [270] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Fell, H.B. 1962. A revision of the major genera of amphiurid Ophiuroidea. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Zoology 2(1): 1-26 pl. 1 [16] (as Unioplus formatus)

Irimura, S. 1981. Ophiurans of Tanabe Bay and its vicinity, with the description of a new species of Ophiocentrus. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 26(1/3): 15-49, pl. 1 [23, fig. 1] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Liao, Y. & Clark, A.M. 1995. The echinoderms of southern China. Beijing : Science Press 614 pp., 23 pls. [206, fig. 102] (as Ophiodaphne formata)

McKnight, D.G. 1989. Further records of Tasman and Coral Sea echinoderms. DMFS Reports 3: 3-18 [11] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen's Pacific Expedition 1914–16. LXIII. Biological observations on ophiurids, with descriptions of two new genera and four new species. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 93: 171-194, 7 figs, pl. 7 [178-185] (as Ophiodaphne materna)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [382] (as Ophiodaphne materna)


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)
22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED