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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-3729 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiactis macrolepidota
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Holotype of Ophiactis delicata
  • Torres Strait, Murray Island (Mer), southwestern reef
  • Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Western Central: Australia: Queensland
  • October 27, 1913
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Ophiactis macrolepidota Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1887
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis macrolepidota
Identified by [no agent data]
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Ophiactis delicata H.L. Clark, 1915
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis delicata
Identified by Hubert Lyman Clark
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Reviewed by Gordon Hendler May 2013; Identification Made Date: 1915
Clark 1915, Page 260, Holotype of Ophiactis delicata
Media of type text, Clark 1915. Description:MCZ Memoirs Vol. XXV no. 4
text (text/html)
Media Details
MCZ Memoirs Vol. XXV no. 4
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Country: Australia
State/Province: Queensland
Specific Locality: Torres Strait, Murray Island (Mer), southwestern reef
Verbatim Locality: Torres Strait: Murray Islands, Mer, southwestern reef
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: -9.932963° 144.036907° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 758 m
Penny Benson; 2015-01-28; Source: GEOLocate
Collecting Date: October 27, 1913
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) good in collection 1
Remarks: found on Comanthus annulata (not in MCZ collection) and seemed to be commensal - per HLC