Ophiomusium lymani Wyville Thomson, 1873, Wyville Thomson, 1873

Rodrigues, Clara F., Paterson, Gordon L. J., Cabrinovic, Andrew & Cunha, Marina R., 2011, Deep-sea ophiuroids (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiurida) from the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic), Zootaxa 2754, pp. 1-26: 20

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Ophiomusium lymani Wyville Thomson, 1873


Ophiomusium lymani Wyville Thomson, 1873  

Material examined. Porto MV, MSM01-03, stn 167, 1 ind. ( DBUA 001094.01).

Ecology and distribution. Ophiomusium lymani   is a bathyal and abyssal species with a wide distribution in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans ( Alva & Vadon 1989). In the Atlantic it has been reported from SE Iceland south to Cap Blanc at depths ranging from 651 to 4829 m ( Paterson 1985). The single record from the Gulf of Cadiz is within its known bathymetric range. Only one specimen was collected from Porto MV among the frenulate (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae   ) fields that cover the crater.


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