Amphiura grandisquama Lyman, 1869, Lyman, 1869

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: 14

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Amphiura grandisquama Lyman, 1869


Amphiura grandisquama Lyman, 1869  

Material examined. Vernadsky Ridge, TTR 15, stn AT 574, 1 ind. ( DBUA 001067.01); Pen Duick Escarpment, TTR 16, stn AT 600, 4 inds. ( DBUA 001068.01).

Ecology and distribution. In the Eastern Atlantic A. grandisquama   has been recorded from Iceland south to the Azores and Cape Verde Islands at depths of 861–1635 m ( Paterson 1985). In the Gulf of Cadiz it was collected from carbonate chimneys and crusts at shallower depths (508–610 m) ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 A).


Zoological Collection of the Biology Department, University of the Azores