Ophiolepis cavitata Okanishi & Y. Fujita, 2018a

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 : 85

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:40B4CF49-C6F0-4392-B971-C90AC4768DF1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511937

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6551470C-FFBD-FF9F-FF04-DF4CE741FA97

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scientific name

Ophiolepis cavitata Okanishi & Y. Fujita, 2018a
status

 

Ophiolepis cavitata Okanishi & Y. Fujita, 2018a  

[Japanese name: Kunigami-kumohitode]

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Ophiolepis cavitata Okanishi & Y. Fujita 2018a: 3 View Cited Treatment   –11, figs 2–6.

Material examined. Okinawa Island (RUMF-ZE-02006[holotype], RUMF-ZE-02007[1 paratype]): “silty room” of the “Hedo-Dome” cave, under rock or coral rubble, approximately 12 m depth, 23 May 2017 (RUMF-ZE- 02006) and 21 May 2017 (RUMF-ZE-02007). Ie Island (RUMF-ZE-02059[1], RUMF-ZE-02060[1], RUMF-ZE- 02061[1], RUMF-ZE-02062[1]): “entrance” of the “Unnamed cave”, approximately 15 m depth, 14 March 2018   .

Distribution. Okinawa Island and Ie Island, Japan. Depth range 12– 15 m.

Remarks. This species is recently described based on type materials collected from Okinawa Island. This second record from Ie Island is an extension of the known range from the “Hedo Dome” eastwards to another submarine cave “Unnamed cave”.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Ophiuroidea

Order

Ophiurida

Family

Ophiuridae

Genus

Ophiolepis

Loc

Ophiolepis cavitata Okanishi & Y. Fujita, 2018a

Okanishi, Masanori & Fujita, Yoshihisa 2019
2019
Loc

Ophiolepis cavitata

Okanishi, M. & Fujita, Y. 2018: 3
2018