Ophiolepis cincta

Boissin, Emilie, Hoareau, Thierry B., Paulay, Gustav & Bruggemann, J. Henrich, 2016, Shallow-water reef ophiuroids (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) of Réunion (Mascarene Islands), with biogeographic considerations, Zootaxa 4098 (2), pp. 273-297 : 290

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4098.2.4

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6067336

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Ophiolepis cincta
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Ophiolepis cincta MÜLLER & TROSCHEL, 1842 complex sp. 2

(UF- 6416, Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 h, KC 759973 View Materials )

= O. cincta garretti SLOAN ET AL, 1987, NON LYMAN, 1865

Material. 2 spms, St. 1; 1 spm, St. 5; 5 spms, St. 8

Remarks. Differs from O. cincta complex sp. 1 mainly in its tan or grey colour. Aldabran specimens of this form were attributed to O. cincta garretti by Sloan et al. (1987), a taxon described from the Central Pacific Gilbert Islands ( Tungaru, Kiribati). The animals from Réunion, however, are genetically deeply divergent from the Central Pacific form, as well as all other members of the complex. Abundance: 2.

Distribution. See under O. cincta sp. 1. This genetically deeply divergent taxon is currently only known from Réunion and likely (based on color pattern but no sequence data) from Aldabra..