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MCZ Invertebrate Zoology OPH-3729

Ophiactis macrolepidota Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1887

Holotype of Ophiactis delicata

Date Collected:

1913-10-27

Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Western Central: Australia: Queensland | Torres Strait, Murray Island (Mer), southwestern reef

Current Identification
Ophiactis macrolepidota Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1887 linked data icon
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae
Determiner: [no agent data]
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Previous Identification
Ophiactis delicata H.L. Clark, 1915 linked data icon
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae
Determiner: Hubert Lyman Clark
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Reviewed by Gordon Hendler May 2013; Identification Made Date: 1915

Media type: text, Clark 1915. Description: MCZ Memoirs Vol. XXV no. 4

(Media Record)(media file)

Clark 1915 Description: MCZ Memoirs Vol. XXV no. 4

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Part Condition Disposition Count
tissue (dry) good in collection 1 History (4)
Remarks: arm; sub-sampled as part of NSF CSBR Holotype grant; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2022-09-30
subsampled by=Nina Black   determined date=2022-09-30   determined by=Nina Black  
whole animal (dry) good in collection 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
associated grant Preserving the genomes of the type specimens in the MCZ (CSBR) By: Nina Black 2022-09-27

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  • found on Comanthus annulata (not in MCZ collection) and seemed to be commensal - per HLC

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  • Ocean:
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean Region:
  • Pacific, Western Central
  • Country:
  • Australia
  • State/Province:
  • Queensland
  • Specific Locality:
  • Torres Strait, Murray Island (Mer), southwestern reef
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Torres Strait: Murray Islands, Mer, southwestern reef
  • Georeference:
  • -9.9263630, 144.038577 (Error radius: 1062m) By: Penny Benson on 2022-02-02 (Source: GEOLocate)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Collected On:
  • 1913-10-27
  • Verbatim Date:
  • October 27, 1913
  • Collector:
  • Carnegie Expedition to the Torres Strait

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