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Species Ophiopeza cylindrica (Hutton, 1872)

Compiler and date details

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


Generic Combinations

  • Ophiopeza cylindrica (Hutton, 1872).




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

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-Pacific, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, inshore, marine.


General References

Clark, H.L. 1909. Notes on some Australian and Indo-Pacific echinoderms. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 52(7): 109-135 pl. 1 [117] (as Pectinura cylindrica)

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 [303] (as Pectinura arenosa)

Clark, H.L. 1921. The echinoderm fauna of Torres Strait. Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington 10: 1-224, 38 pls [141] (as Pectinura arenosa)

Clark, H.L. 1928. The sea-lilies, sea-stars, brittle-stars and sea-urchins of the South Australian Museum. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 3(4): 361-482 figs 108-142 [442] (as Pectinura arenosa)

Clark, H.L. 1946. The echinoderm fauna of Australia. Its composition and its origin. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 566: 1-567 [257] (as Pectinura arenosa)

Dartnall, A.J. 1980. Tasmanian Echinoderms. Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No. 3. Hobart : Fauna of Tasmania Committee 82 pp. 36 figs 5 pls. [42, 71] (as Pectinura arenosa)

Farquhar, H. 1895. Notes on New Zealand echinoderms. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 27: 194-208, pls 10-13 [198-199] (as Ophiopeza cylindrica)

Fell, H.B. 1952. Echinoderms from Southern New Zealand. Zoological Publications of the Victoria University, Wellington 18: 1-37 [25] (as Pectinura gracilis)

Fell, H.B. 1953. Echinoderms from the subantarctic islands of New Zealand: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea, and Echinoidea. Records of the Dominion Museum, Wellington 2: 73-111. 2 plates [102-103] (as Pectinura gracilis)

Fell, H.B. 1960. Archibenthal and littoral echinoderms of the Chatham Islands: Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Bulletin of N.Z. scient. Ind. Res. 139(2): 55-74 [69] (as Pectinura gracilis)

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 [270] (as Pectinura exilis)

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 [15-16, pl. 23(10-12)] (as Pectinura arenosa)

Marsh, L.M. 1991. Shallow water echinoderms of the Albany region, south-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum Vol. 2 pp. 439-482. [464-465] (as Ophiopeza cylindrica)

McKnight, D.G. 1967. Additions to the echinoderm fauna of the Chatham Rise. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 1(3): 291-313 [307] (as Pectinura gracilis)

McKnight, D.G. 1993. Records of echinoderms (excluding holothurians) from the Chatham Islands. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 20: 191-200 [194, 199] (as Ophiopeza cylindrica)

Mortensen, T. 1936. Echinoidea and Ophiuroidea. Discovery Reports 12: 199-348, 53 figs, 9 pls [301] (as Pectinura cylindrica)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [400] (as Ophiopeza cylindrica)

Vail, L.L. & Rowe, F.W.E. 1989. Status of the genera Ophiopeza and Ophiopsammus (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) in Australian waters, with the description of a new species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 110(3): 267-288 figs 1-9 1 table [269-273, fig. 1(a-c), 2(a-b)] (as Ophiopeza cylindrica)


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