Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Ophioleuce seminudum Koehler, 1904

Compiler and date details

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


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

East Pacific, Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Pacific, South Africa, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Norfolk Island Province (21), Northwest Transition (3), Central Western Province (6)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine.


General References

Baker, A.N. 1979. Some Ophiuroidea from the Tasman Sea and adjacent waters. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 6: 21-51, figs 1-8 [32] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Clark, A.M. 1974. Notes on some echinoderms from southern Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 26(6): 421-487 figs 1-16 tables 1-3 [476, fig. 14] (as Ophiocirce inutilis)

Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. 1976. The Echinoderms of Southern Africa. British Museum of Natural History Publication 766: 277 pp, 276 figs [185-186, figs 198, 202] (as Ophiocirce inutilis)

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 [348] (as Ophiopallas paradoxa)

Clark, H.L. 1939. Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the John Murray Expedition 6(2): 29-136, figs 1-62 [131-132] (as Ophiocirce inutilis)

Fujita, T., Ishida, Y. & Irimura, S. 1997. Ophiuroids collected from the deep waters of Suruga Bay, central Japan. National Science Museum (Tokyo) Monographs 12: 257-268, 1 pl [259] (as Ophioleuce seminudum)

Guille, A. 1981. Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Mémoires de ORSTOM 91: 413-456, 4 figs, 9 pls [433] (as Ophiocirce inutilis)

Guille, A. & Vadon, C. 1986. Ophiuridae de l'oceán Indien profund. Indo-Malayan Zoology 3: 167-188 [169] (as Ophioleuce seminudum)

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 [109, pl. 9(4)] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Irimura, S. 1982. The Brittle-stars of Sagami Bay. Japan : Biological Laboratory, Imperial Household 95 pp, 15 pls. [67-69, fig. 40, pl. 13(4)] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Koehler, R. 1922. Contributions to the biology of the Philippine Archipelago and adjacent regions. Ophiurans of the Philippine seas and adjacent waters. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 100(5): 1-486, pls 1-103 [436] (as Ophiocirce inutilis)

Koehler, R. 1930. Ophiures recueillies par le Docteur Th. Mortensen dans les Mers d'Australie et dans l'Archipel Malais. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 89: 1-295 pls 1-22 [278-279] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Liao, Y. & Clark, A.M. 1995. The echinoderms of southern China. Beijing : Science Press 614 pp., 23 pls. [287-288, fig. 160] (as Ophioleuce seminudum)

Matsumoto, H. 1915. A new classification of the Ophiuroidea: with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 67(1): 43-92 [83] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Matsumoto, H. 1917. A monograph of Japanese Ophiuroidea, arranged according to a new classification. Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo 38(2): 1-408, figs 1-100, pls 1-7 [306, fig. 85, pl. 5(13)] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

McKnight, D.G. 1989. Further records of Tasman and Coral Sea echinoderms. DMFS Reports 3: 3-18 [13] (as Ophiocirce inutilis)

Murakami, S. 1942. Ophiurans of Izu, Japan. Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Kyushu Imperial University 7(1): 1-36 [31] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Murakami, S. 1963. The dental and oral plates of Ophiuroidea. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Zoology 4(1): 1-48 [35, pl. 2(45), 6(49-50)] (as Ophioleuce charischema)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [404] (as Ophioleuce seminudum)


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