Australian Biological Resources Study

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Species Ophiomusa lymani (W.C. Thomson, 1873)

Compiler and date details

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

Generic Combinations

  • Ophiomusa lymani (W.C. Thomson, 1873).




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Arctic, East Atlantic, East Pacific, Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Africa, South America, South Pacific, West Atlantic

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Abyssal plain, 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 [30] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [418-419] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. 1976. The Echinoderms of Southern Africa. British Museum of Natural History Publication 766: 277 pp, 276 figs [191-192, fig. 211] (as Ophiomisidium lymani)

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 [107-108] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [213-214] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [331] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Clark, H.L. 1917. Reports on the scientific results of the expedition to the eastern tropical Pacific in charge of Alexander Agassiz by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross, from October, 1904, to March, 1905, Lieut. Commander L.M. Garrett, U.S.N., commanding. X. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 61(12): 429-453 pls 1-5 [450] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Clark, H.L. 1939. Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the John Murray Expedition 6(2): 29-136, figs 1-62 [128] (as Ophiomusa lymani)

Clark, H.L. 1941. Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis Expeditions to the West Indies. Echinoderms (other than holothurians). Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural "Felipe Poey" 15: 1-54 [93] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Guille, A. 1981. Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Mémoires de ORSTOM 91: 413-456, 4 figs, 9 pls [453, pl. 8(47)] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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

Guozhen, L. 1987. Deep-sea ophiurans in the South China Sea. Nanhai Studia Marina Sinica 8: 143-153, pl. 1 [151-152, fig. 9-10, pl. 1(7)] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Herring 1995. Bioluminescent echinoderms: Unity of function in diversity of expression? pp. 9-17 in Emson, R.H., Smith A.B. & Campbell, A.C. (eds). Echinoderm Research. Rotterdam : Balkema. (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [103-105] (as Ophiomusa lyman)

Imaoka, T., Irimura, S., Okutani, T., Oguro, C., S 1990. Echinoderms from continental shelf and slope around Japan Vol. 1. Tokyo : Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association 159 pp. [95, fig. 53] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Koehler, R. 1904. Ophiures de mer profonde. Siboga-Expéditie Report 45(a): 1-176 pls 1-36 [58] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Koehler, R. 1907. Ophiures. Expéditions Scientifiques du 'Travailleur' et du 'Talisman' pendent les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883 7: 245-311 [264-265] (as Ophiomusium Lymani)

Koehler, R. 1909. Echinodermes provenant des campagnes du yacht 'Princesse Alice'. Rés. Sci. campagnes du Prince de Monaco 34 [161, pl. 3(4), 4(1)] (as Ophiomusium Lymani)

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 [26] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [411-413, pl. 86(5,7-9)] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Litvinova, N.M. 1981. Brittle-stars (Ophiuroidea). Academy of Science of the USSR. P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology pp. 113-131. [123] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [113] (as Ophiomusium Lymani)

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 [90] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Lyman, T. 1883. Reports on the results of dredging, under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, in the Caribbean Sea in 1878–79, and among the Atlantic coast of the United States during the summer of 1880, by the U.S. Coast Survey steamer Blake, Commander J.R. Bartl. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 10(6): 227-287, pls 1-8 [245, pl. 5(55-57)] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Manso, C.L.C. 2010. Deep-water Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from off Chile in the Eastern South Pacific. Biota Neotropica 10(2): 1-15 [14, fig. 15a-b] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [90, fig. 6h] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [289] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

McClendon, J.F. 1909. The ophiurans of the San Diego region. University of California Publications in Zoology 6(3): 33-64, 478 (errata) [36-37, pl. 1(4-5)] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

McKnight, D.G. 1975. Some echinoderms from the northern Tasman Sea. Records of the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute 2(5): 49-76 [64] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

McKnight, D.G. 1989. Some echinoderm records from the tropical Southwest Pacific Ocean. DMFS Reports 3: 19-30 [27] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

McKnight, D.G. 1993. Records of echinoderms (excluding holothurians) from the Norfolk Ridge and Three Kings Rise north of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 20: 165-190 [176, 188] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [394] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Ophiuroidea. Danish Ingolf-Expedition 4(8): 121pp. [100-102] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Paterson, G.L.C. & Baker, A.N. 1988. A revision of the genus Ophiambix (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) including the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History 22: 1579-1590 [fig. 3a-b] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

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 [147-148, fig. 58] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [434] (as Ophiomusium lymani)

Vadon, C. & Guille, A. 1984. Les Ophiuridae (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata) de la campagne MD 32 du 'Marion-Dufresne' autour de l'île de La Réunion. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [published 1907-1971] section A 6(3): 583-615 [584] (as Ophiomusium lymani)


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 26-Mar-2012 MOVED
29-Mar-2010 MODIFIED