Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Ophiura micracantha H.L. Clark, 1911

Compiler and date details

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


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Ophiura (Ophiura) micracantha H.L. Clark, 1911.




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Pacific, South Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Norfolk Island Province (21), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, 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 [23-24, fig 1(g)] (as Ophiura micracantha)

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

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 [383, pl 86(6)] (as Ophiura micrantha)

Liao, Y. & Clark, A.M. 1995. The echinoderms of southern China. Beijing : Science Press 614 pp., 23 pls. [306, fig. 175] (as Ophiura micracantha)

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 [81] (as Ophiura micracantha)

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 [276-277] (as Ophiura micracantha)

McKnight, D.G. 1968. Some echinoderms from the Kermadec Islands. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 2(3): 505-526 [520-522, fig. 6] (as Amphiophiura kermadecensis; Non Ophiura kermadecensis Benham, 1911)

Murakami, S. 1942. Ophiurans of Izu, Japan. Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Kyushu Imperial University 7(1): 1-36 [28] (as Ophiura micracantha)

Rowe, F.W.E. 1989. Nine new deep-water species of Echinodermata from Norfolk Island and Wanganella Bank, northeastern Tasman Sea, with a checklist of the echinoderm fauna. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 111(4): 257-291, 12 figs, 1 tbl [286] (as Ophiura micracantha)

Rowe, F.W.E. & Gates, J. 1995. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 33 Echinodermata. Melbourne : CSIRO Australia 510 pp. [438] (as Ophiura micracantha)


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 01-Apr-2012 MOVED
17-Feb-2012 MODIFIED