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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-6036 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiactis versicolor
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Paratype of Ophiactis versicolor
  • Bay between Great Hanish and Suyul Hanish Islands
  • Indian Ocean: Indian Ocean, Western: Yemen
  • September 17, 1933
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Ophiactis versicolor H.L. Clark, 1939
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis versicolor
Identified by Hubert Lyman Clark
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Reviewed by Gordon Hendler May 2013; Identification Made Date: 1939
Clark 1939, Page 81, Paratype of Ophiactis versicolor
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Indian Ocean
Country: Yemen
Specific Locality: Bay between Great Hanish and Suyul Hanish Islands
Verbatim Locality: Bay between Gt. Hanish and Suyul Hanish Islands, Red Sea
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 29 m
Coordinates: 13° 39´ 30´´ N 42° 43´ 0´´ E (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1933-09-17; Source: John Murray Expedition 1933-1934 (British Museum of Natural History Scientific Reports)
Collecting Date: September 17, 1933
Collecting Time: 11.0
station number: MBIb
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) good in collection 1
age class: young
  Hubert Lyman Clark, 1939-01-01
Remarks: [according to WoRMs the valid species is 'Ophiactis savigni' but this specimen is not O. savignyi per Rebeca Granja-Fernández April 2016]