Ophiomitrella granulosa ( Lyman, 1878 ), Lyman, 1878

Stöhr, Sabine, 2011, New records and new species of Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, Zootaxa 3089, pp. 1-50: 24

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.279037

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Ophiomitrella granulosa ( Lyman, 1878 )


Ophiomitrella granulosa ( Lyman, 1878)  

Figure 8 View FIGURE 8. A, B F

Material. Sta. CP 1646: 5 spms 1.75–4.5 mm dd

Remarks. These specimens agree well with those previously found in New Caledonian waters ( O’Hara & Stöhr 2006). Four of them show a longitudinal dark stripe along the arms, the fifth is spotted. All of them are juveniles, since the species is known to reach at least 9 mm dd.

Distribution. The species is found at its greatest depth in New Caledonia (383–500 m), in contrast to the type locality in the Philippines (152–189 m; Lyman 1878) and records from Japan (97–192 m).