Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Ophiopsammus aequalis (Lyman, 1880)

Compiler and date details

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


Generic Combinations

  • Ophiopsammus aequalis (Lyman, 1880).




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indian, Indo-Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope, 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 [118] (as Pectinura aequalis)

Guille, A. 1981. Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Mémoires de ORSTOM 91: 413-456, 4 figs, 9 pls [447] (as Pectinura aequalis)

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. [85, fig. 44] (as Ophiopsammus aequalis)

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 [269-270] (as Pectinura aequalis; 1 specimen)

Murakami, S. 1944. Report on the ophiurans from Ogasawara Islands and from on the Yaeyama group, Nippon. Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Kyushu Imperial University 7(7): 235-257, 14 figs [255-256] (as Pectinura aequalis)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [401] (as Ophiopsammus aequalis)

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 [278-280, fig. 6(a-c)] (as Ophiopsammus aequalis)


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 OPHIURIDA 15-Jul-2016 MODIFIED
15-Sep-2023 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
29-Mar-2010 MODIFIED