Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Ophiuroidea > Order Ophiurida > Suborder Ophiurina > Infraorder Gnathophiurina > Family Amphiuridae > Genus Amphiura

Amphiura chiajei Forbes, 1843

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AmphiuraForbes, 1843accepted genus name
Hemilepis Ljungman, 1872 synonym
Monamphiura Fell, 1962 synonym
Ophiopeltis Düben & Koren, 1846 synonym
Silax Fell, 1962 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): grov mudderslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: grov mudderslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: grov mudderslangestjerne sources: Trans. Linnaean Soc. 19: 151.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: grov gjørmeslangestjerne sources: Trans. Linnaean Soc. 19: 151.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): grov gjørmeslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: fjällig trådormstjärna


original description

Forbes, E. 1843. On the radiata of the eastern Mediterranean. Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 19: 143-153.

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

Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (38 publications)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)


Stöhr, S. (2014). Amphiura chiajei Forbes, 1843. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125073




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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