Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Ophiuroidea > Order Ophiurida > Suborder Ophiurina > Family Ophiacanthidae > Genus Ophiacantha

Ophiacantha bidentata (Bruzelius, 1805)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OphiacanthaMüller & Troschel, 1842accepted genus name
Ophiectodia Verrill, 1899 synonym
Ophientodia Verrill, 1899 synonym
Ophiodiplax Koehler, 1911 synonym
Ophioscalus Verrill, 1899 synonym

Species group names

Asterias bidentata Bruzelius, 1805 synonym
Ophiacantha groenlandica Müller & Troschel, 1844 synonym
Ophiacantha hibernica Farran, 1913 synonym
Ophiacantha spinulosa Müller & Troschel, 1842 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

Gosner, 1977

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

BODC (2009). Species list from the British Oceanographic Data Centre.

additional source

Stöhr, S., Boissin, E., Chenuil, A. (2009). Potential cryptic speciation in Mediterranean populations of Ophioderma (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Zootaxa 2071: 1-20.

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (81 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Barcode of Life (17 barcodes)
GenBank (9 nucleotides; 8 proteins)


Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiacantha bidentata (Bruzelius, 1805). 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:124978




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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