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Species Ophiuroglypha irrorata (Lyman, 1878)

Compiler and date details

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


Generic Combinations

  • Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha) irrorata (Lyman, 1878).
  • Ophiuroglypha irrorata (Lyman, 1878).





Extra Distribution Information

Antarctic, Arctic, East Atlantic, East Pacific, Indian, Indo-Pacific, North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Africa, South America, South Pacific, West Atlantic

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10)

Ecological Descriptors

Abyssal plain, benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, inshore, marine.


General References

Clark, A.M. & Courtman-Stock, J. 1976. The Echinoderms of Southern Africa. British Museum of Natural History Publication 766: 277 pp, 276 figs [197, fig. 217] (as Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha) irrorata)

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 [62-64] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Clark, H.L. 1913. Scientific Results of the Expedition to the Gulf of California in charge of C.H. Townsend, by the U.S. Fisheries Steamship 'Albatross' in 1911. Commander C.H. Burrage, U.S.N., Commanding. V. Echinoderms from Lower California, with descriptions of new spec. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 32: 185-236 [209] (as Ophiura irrorata)

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 [320-321] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Clark, H.L. 1917. Reports on the scientific results of the expedition to the eastern tropical Pacific in charge of Alexander Agassiz by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross, from October, 1904, to March, 1905, Lieut. Commander L.M. Garrett, U.S.N., commanding. X. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 61(12): 429-453 pls 1-5 [445-446] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Clark, H.L. 1923. The echinoderm fauna of South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 13(7): 221-435 figs 1-4 pls 8-23 [358-359] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Clark, H.L. 1939. Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the John Murray Expedition 6(2): 29-136, figs 1-62 [109] (as Ophiura irrorata)

D'yakonov, A.M. 1954. Ophiuroids of the USSR Seas. Moskva-Leningrad, USSR : Akademiya Nauk Soyuza Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik Vol. 55 136 pp, 47 figs. [108-110, fig. 43] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Fell, H.B. 1958. Deep-sea echinoderms of New Zealand. Zoological Publications of the Victoria University, Wellington 24: 1-40, pls 1-5 [29] (as Ophiuroglypha irrorata)

Fell, H.B. 1960. Archibenthal and littoral echinoderms of the Chatham Islands: Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Bulletin of N.Z. scient. Ind. Res. 139(2): 55-74 [68] (as Ophiuroglypha irrorata)

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

Hertz, M. 1927. Die Ophiuroiden der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition. 1. Chilophiurida Mats. (Ophiolepididae: Ophioleucidae: Ophiodermatidae: Ophiocomidae). Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia" 1898–1899 22(3): 59–122 pls 6–9 [87-88] (as Ophiuroglypha involuta)

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 [302] (as Ophioglypha orbiculata)

Koehler, R. 1899. An account of the deep-sea Ophiuroidea collected by the Royal Indian Marine Survey ship Investigator. Calcutta : Indian Museum 76 pp., 14 pls. [15-16, pl. 8(61-63)] (as Ophioglypha involuta)

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 [18-20, pl. 1(3-4)] (as Ophioglypha irrorata)

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 [380] (as Ophiura irrorata; 2 specimens)

Koehler, R. 1922. Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea. Scientific Reports of the Australasian Antarctic Research Expedition, 1911-1914 8: 1-98 pls 76-90 [55-57, pl. 86(16-17)] (as Homalophiura irrorata)

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 [48-49, pl. 8(10-12)] (as Ophioglypha orbiculata)

Madsen, F.J. 1967. Ophiuroidea. Report of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1928–31 B 9: 123-144, figs 1-8, pl. 1 [130] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Martynov, A.V. & Litvinova, N.M. 2008. Deep-water Ophiuroidea of the northern Atlantic with descriptions of three new species and taxonomic remarks on certain genera and species. Marine Biology Research 4: 76-111 [79-80, fig. 1c] (as Ophiura irrorata)

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 irrorata)

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 [277-278] (as Ophiura irrorata)

McKnight, D.G. 1967. Additions to the echinoderm fauna of the Chatham Rise. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 1(3): 291-313 [305] (as Ophiuroglypha irrorata)

McKnight, D.G. 1984. Echinoderms from Macquarie Island and the Macquarie Ridge. Records of the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute 4(12): 139-147 [145] (as Ophiuroglypha irrorata)

McKnight, D.G. 1993. Records of echinoderms (excluding holothurians) from the Chatham Islands. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 20: 191-200 [194, 199] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Echinoderms of South Africa (Asteroidea: Ophiuroidea). Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 93: 215-400, figs 1-91, pls 8-19 [388] (as Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha) irrorata)

Mortensen, T. 1933. Ophiuroidea. Danish Ingolf-Expedition 4(8): 121pp. [86-87] (as Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha) irrorata)

O'Hara, T.D. 1999. Systematics and biology of Macquarie Island echinoderms. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 57(2): 167-223 [201-202, pl. 3f] (as Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha) irrorata)

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 [123-124, fig. 46, 47] (as Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha) irrorata irrorata)

Pawson, D.L. 1969. Astrothrombus rugosus Clark new to New Zealand, with notes on Ophioceres huttoni (Farquhar), Hemilepis norae (Benham), and Ophiuroglypha irrorata (Lyman) (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 3(1): 46-56 [52-54, fig 2e-f, 8-12] (as Ophiura irrorata)

Tommasi, L.R. 1976. Ophiuroidea collected in the Peru-Chile Trench by the USNS Eltanin during Cruise III. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. São Paulo 29(28): 281-318 [292, fig. 14-17, 43-48] (as Ophiura irrorata)

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 [597-598, pl. 4(1-2)] (as Ophiura irrorata)


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