Ophiopsammus anchista ( H. L. Clark, 1911 ), H. L. Clark, 1911

Okanishi, Masanori & Fujita, Yoshihisa, 2019, A comprehensive taxonomic list of brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from submarine caves of the Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan, with a description of a rare species, Dougaloplus echinatus (Amphiuridae), Zootaxa 4571 (1), pp. 73-98: 89

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4571.1.5

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scientific name

Ophiopsammus anchista ( H. L. Clark, 1911 )
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Ophiopsammus anchista ( H. L. Clark, 1911)  

[Japanese name: Menashi-kumohitode]

( Fig. 9G View FIGURE 9 )

Pectinura anchista H. L. Clark 1911: 23   , fig. 1; 1915: 303.— Matsumoto 1917: 322.— Murakami 1942: 33.— Irimura 1979: 5; 1981: 45; 1982: 64, text-fig. 38.

Ophiopsammus anchista   . Vail & Rowe 1989: 286, fig. 9A.— Irimura & Tachikawa 2002: 19.—Okanishi 2016: 669.—Okanishi et al. 2016: 25, fig. 9L.

Material examined. Okinawa Island (RUMF-ZE-02064[1], RUMF-ZE-02077[1], RUMF-ZE-02078[1]): “entrance” of the “Hedo Dome” cave, under rocks or coral rubble, approximately 15 m depth. Ie Island (RUMF- ZE-02079[1], RUMF-ZE-02076[1]): “entrance” of the “Unnamed cave”, under coral rubble, approximately 18 m depth, 24 June 2017.

Distribution. Around Japan. Depth range 5– 558 m.

Remarks. The examined specimens fall within Pectinura anchista   by virtue of having wider, approximately two to three times than long, dorsal arm plates on proximal portion of the arm, and cylindrical arms.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Ophiuroidea

Order

Ophiurida

Family

Ophiodermatidae

Genus

Ophiopsammus

Loc

Ophiopsammus anchista ( H. L. Clark, 1911 )

Okanishi, Masanori & Fujita, Yoshihisa 2019
2019
Loc

Ophiopsammus anchista

Irimura, S. & Tachikawa, H. 2002: 19
Vail, L. L. & Rowe, F. W. E. 1989: 286
1989
Loc

Pectinura anchista

Irimura, S. 1979: 5
Murakami, S. 1942: 33
Matsumoto, H. 1917: 322
Clark, H. L. 1911: 23
1911