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

Amphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776)

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

Species group names

Asterias filiformis O.F. Müller, 1776 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): fin mudderslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: draadarmige slangster sources: Holtmann, S.E.; Groenewold, A.; Schrader, K.H.M.; Asjes, J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; van Bostelen, A.J.; van der Meer, J. (1996). Atlas of the zoobenthos of the Dutch continental shelf. Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management: Rijswijk, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-369-4301-9. 243 pp.
 English: brittlestar sources: BIOTIC
 Norwegian: fin mudderslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: fin mudderslangestjerne sources: Zool. Danicae Prodromus: 235.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: fin gjørmeslangestjerne sources: Zool. Danicae Prodromus: 235.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): fin gjørmeslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: slätbukig trådormstjärna


original description

Müller, O.F. (1776). Zoologica Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characters, nomine, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Havniae. XXXII, 274 pp.

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

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.





External Links

Barcode of Life (7 barcodes)
GenBank (1211 nucleotides; 11 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (100 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK


Stöhr, S. (2014). Amphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776). 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:125080




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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