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

Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OphiothrixMüller & Troschel, 1840accepted genus name
Ophionyx J. Müller & Troschel, 1840 synonym

Species group names

Asteria cuvieri Delle Chiaje, 1828 synonym
Asterias echinata Delle Chiaje, 1828 synonym
Asterias fragilis Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789 synonym
Asterias pentaphylla Pennant, 1777 synonym
Asterias rubra Delle Chiaje, 18?? synonym
Ophiocoma minuta Forbes, 1839 synonym
Ophiocoma rosula Forbes, 1839 synonym
Ophiothrix alopecurus Müller & Troschel, 1842 synonym
Ophiothrix ferussacii (Delle Chiaje, 18??) synonym
Ophiothrix lusitanica Ljungman, 1872 synonym
Ophiothrix rammelsbergii Müller & Troschel, 1842 synonym
Ophiothrix rubra Ljungman, 1872 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: krrabori i brishtë; yllgjarpëri i brishtë sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Bokmål (Norwegian): skjørslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: brokkelster sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: common brittlestar sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 English-United States: Common Brittlestar sources: Charles Hussey
 French: ophiure á piquants; ophiure fragile; singe sources: 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.
 German: zerbrechlicher Schlangenstern sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 Norwegian Bokmål: skjørslangestjerne sources: Zool. Daniae et Norvegiae 3: 28.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: skjørslangestjerne sources: Zool. Daniae et Norvegiae 3: 28.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): skjørslangestjerne sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: taggormstjärna

Literature

basis of record

Ljungman, A. (1867). Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerat. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Forhandlingar 23(9): 303-336.

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

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

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.

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa

additional source

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. (1974). Notes on some echinoderms from southern Africa. Bulluetin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 26(6): 423-487, 3 pls, 16 figs, 1 map, 3 tables

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External Links

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Link To GBIF

Citation

Stöhr, S.; Hansson, H. (2012). Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789). 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:125131

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Occurrence

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Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

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