Amphioplus aciculatus Mortensen, 1936, Mortensen, 1936

Glück, Franziska U., Stöhr, Sabine, Bochert, Ralf & Zettler, Michael L., 2012, Brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the continental shelf off Angola and Namibia, Zootaxa 3475, pp. 1-20: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.282230

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5697840

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scientific name

Amphioplus aciculatus Mortensen, 1936
status

 

Amphioplus aciculatus Mortensen, 1936  

Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2. A, B C, D

West African records. Amphioplus aciculatus: Mortensen 1936: 296   ; Madsen 1970: 195.

Amphioplus stratus: Cherbonnier 1963: 183   .

Material examined. St. 65: grab sampling, 9 ° 25.998´S, 12 ° 59.976´E; 1 specimen, 4.5 mm. St. BE 11: grab sampling, 15 °07.734´S, 12 °06.510´E; 3 specimens, 4–10 mm. Depth: 46– 84 m.

Diagnosis. Two paired infradental papillae are at the apex of the jaw. Four oral papillae are arranged in a continuous series with none of them as broad as the two others together. There are two small tentacle scales and broadly oval dorsal arm plates. The next from ventralmost arm spine ends in an acicular tip. The disc is fully scaled dorsally.

Distribution. Northern West Africa: Gambia and southwards, southern West Africa: Angola (15 °S, previously known only as far south as 13 °S) and northwards, 10–84 m (previously known at depths down to 67 m).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Ophiuroidea

Order

Ophiurida

Family

Amphiuridae

Genus

Amphioplus

Loc

Amphioplus aciculatus Mortensen, 1936

Glück, Franziska U., Stöhr, Sabine, Bochert, Ralf & Zettler, Michael L. 2012
2012
Loc

Amphioplus stratus:

Cherbonnier 1963: 183
1963