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Species Ophiosphalma armigerum (Lyman, 1878)

Compiler and date details

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


Generic Combinations

  • Ophiosphalma armigerum (Lyman, 1878).




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

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

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Southern Province (8)

Ecological Descriptors

Abyssal plain, benthic, continental slope, marine.


General References

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 [416] (as Ophiosphalma armigerum)

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 [332] (as Ophiomusium planum)

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 [99] (as Ophiosphalma armigerum)

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

Koehler, R. 1897. Échinodermes recueillis par l'Investigator dans l'Océan Indien. I. Les ophiures de mer profonde. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie 8(4): 277-372, pls 5-9 [308] (as Ophiomusium planum)

Koehler, R. 1907. Ophiures. Expéditions Scientifiques du 'Travailleur' et du 'Talisman' pendent les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883 7: 245-311 [265-266] (as Ophiomusium planum)

Koehler, R. 1909. Echinodermes provenant des campagnes du yacht 'Princesse Alice'. Rés. Sci. campagnes du Prince de Monaco 34 [162, pl. 29(11)] (as Ophiomusium planum)

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 [31-32, pl. 3(1)] (as Ophiomusium armigerum)

Koehler, R. 1922. Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the Australasian Antarctic Research Expedition, 1911-1914 8: 1-98 pls 76-90 [83-84] (as Ophiomusium planum)

Litvinova, N.M. 1975. Ophiuroids of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico collected during the 14th cruise of the R.V. 'Akademik Kurchatov'. Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Akademija nauk CCCP 100: 196-204 [200] (as Ophiomusium planum)

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 [99] (as Ophiomusium planum)

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 [246] (as Ophiomusium planum; very shallow?)

Madsen, F.J. 1951. Ophiuroidea. Reports of the Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition Zoology 2(9): 107-117 [108-109, fig. 2] (as Ophiosphalma planum)

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 [149, fig. 58] (as Ophiosphalma armigerum)

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 [603, pl. 1(6), 3(1-6), fig. 1(F)] (as Ophiosphalma planum)


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)
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