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Species Ophiozonella projecta (Koehler, 1905)

Compiler and date details

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

  • Ophiozona projecta Koehler, R. 1905. Ophiures littorales. Siboga Expéditie Monographie 45(b): 1-142, pls 1-18 [19-20, pl. 1(16-18)].
    Type data:
    Syntype(s) ZMA E2569 4 specimens (Siboga stn 96), South-east side of Pearl-bank, Sulu-archipelago, 15m; ZMA E2570 1 specimen (Siboga stn 142), Anchorage off Laiwui, coast of Obi Major, 23m; ZMA E2571 1 specimen (Siboga stn 260), Kapulauan Kai (Kei Islands), 2.3 miles N. 63 degrees W from the north point of Nuhu Jaan, 90m [5°36.5'S, 132°55.23'E]; ZMA E2572 2 specimens (Siboga stn 305), Kepulauan Solor, between Solor and Lamakera, mid channel, 113m.


Generic Combinations

  • Ophiozonella projecta (Koehler, 1905).




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-Pacific, North Pacific, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasman Basin Province (13), Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Province (6)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, marine.


General References

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. [90-91] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

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 [36] (as Ophiozona projecta)

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 [340] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

Irimura, S. 1981. Ophiurans of Tanabe Bay and its vicinity, with the description of a new species of Ophiocentrus. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 26(1/3): 15-49, pl. 1 [42, fig. 8] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

Irimura, S. 1982. The Brittle-stars of Sagami Bay. Japan : Biological Laboratory, Imperial Household 95 pp, 15 pls. [80-81, fig. 49, pl. 14(2)] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

Irimura, S. & Tachikawa, H. 2003. Ophiuroids from the Ogasawara Islands. Ogasawara Research 28: 1-26 [21-22] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

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 [257] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

Matsumoto, H. 1915. A new classification of the Ophiuroidea: with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 67(1): 43-92 [82] (as Ophiozonella projecta)

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 [295-296, fig. 79] (as Ophiozonella projecta)


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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