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

Ophiactis savignyi (Müller & Troschel, 1842)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OphiactisLütken, 1856accepted genus name

Species group names

Ophiactis brocki de Loriol, 1893 synonym
Ophiactis krebsii Lütken, 1856 synonym
Ophiolepis savignyi 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

Clark, A.M. and F.W.E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.

additional source

Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandl. d. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., Bonn, Vol. 21(1): 537 - 563.

additional source

Cherbonnier, G. & A. Guille (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Faune de Madagascar. No 48: iv +272pp.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin, and C. L. Mah. 2009. Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S

additional source

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

source of synonymy

Cherbonnier, G. & A. Guille (1978). Echinodermes: Ophiurides. Faune de Madagascar. No 48: iv +272pp.





External Links

GenBank (123 nucleotides; 123 proteins)
Barcode of Life (16 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (48 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)


Stöhr, S. (2014). Ophiactis savignyi. 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:125122




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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