Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) vigelandi A.M. Clark, 1968

Compiler and date details

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




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-Pacific, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Cape Province (20), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, inshore, 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 [48] (as Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) vigelandi)

Clark, A.M. & Rowe, F.W.E. 1971. Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. London : Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History) 238 pp. 100 figs 31 pls. [111] (as Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) vigelandi)

Guille, A. 1981. Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Mémoires de ORSTOM 91: 413-456, 4 figs, 9 pls [446] (as Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) vigelandi)

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 [242-246, pl. 45(1-6), 99(4)] (as Ophiothrix koreana; Non O. koreana Duncan)

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 [142-143] (as Ophiothrix koreana)

Mortensen, T. 1932. Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen's Pacific Expedition 1914–16. LX. On an extraordinary ophiurid, Ophiocanops fugiens Koehler. With remarks on Astrogymnotes, Ophiopteron, and on an albino Ophiocoma. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 93: 1-21 figs 1-16 pl. 1 [16, fig. 14-15] (as Ophiothrix koreana; discusses webbed arm spines in juveniles)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [425] (as Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) vigelandi)


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