Ophiacantha aristata Koehler 1896, Koehler, 1896

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: 7

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Ophiacantha aristata Koehler 1896


Ophiacantha aristata Koehler 1896  

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Material examined. Captain Arutyunov MV, MSM01-03, stn 195, 1 ind. ( DBUA 001063.01).

Ecology and distribution. This is a bathyal North Atlantic species (822–1700 m) known from SW Ireland south to the Canary Islands ( Paterson 1985). In the Gulf of Cadiz it was collected from a coral thicket ( Dendrophylia cf. alternata   , mostly dead branches with a few living polyps) at a single station at the flanks of Captain Arutyunov MV (1390 m) together with Ophiopristis gadensis   sp. nov., Ophiactis abyssicola   and Amphioplus hexabrachiatus   .


Zoological Collection of the Biology Department, University of the Azores