Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Ophiuroidea > Order Ophiurida > Suborder Ophiurina > Infraorder Chilophiurina > Family Ophiuridae > Subfamily Ophiurinae > Genus Ophiura

Ophiura flagellata (Lyman, 1878)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OphiuraLamarck, 1801accepted genus name
Ophioglypha Lyman, 1860 synonym
Ophioglyphina Ludwig, 1886 synonym
Ophiozea A.H. Clark, 1920 synonym

Species group names

Gymnophiura caerulescens Lütken & Mortensen, 1899 synonym
Ophioglypha flagellata Lyman, 1878 synonym


basis of record

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Clark, A.M. and J. Courtman-Stock. (1976). The echinoderms of southern Africa. Publ. No. 766. British Museum (Nat. Hist), London. 277 pp.

additional source

Clark, A.M. (1977). The South African Museum's Meiring Naude cruises, part 4: Echinoderms. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 73(6):; 133-147.



External Links

Link To GBIF


Stöhr, S.; Hansson, H. (2012). Ophiura flagellata (Lyman, 1878). In: Stöhr, S., O’Hara, T. (Eds) (2012). World Ophiuroidea database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124918




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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