Macrophiothrix megapoma

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Macrophiothrix megapoma


Taxonavigation: Gnathophiurina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida
Classis: Ophiuroidea
Subclasse: Myophiuroidea
Infraclasse: Metophiurida
Superordo: Euryophiurida
Ordo: Ophiurida
Subordo: Gnathophiurina

Familia: Ophiothricidae
Genus: Macrophiothrix
Species: Macrophiothrix megapoma


  • Macrophiothrix megapoma H.L. Clark, 1938
    • Type locality: Australia, Queensland, Penguin Channel. Great Barrier Reef Expedition, "Magneta" St. IX. Depth 12-14 fms.
    • Holotype: BMNH 1936.6.2.1 [1]
    • Paratypes: MCZ OPH-2355 [2]; WAM Z1976; WAM Z1977



  • Clark, H.L. 1938. Echinoderms from Australia, an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 55: 1-597, 28 pls. BHL Reference page.  [as Macrophiothrix megapoma p. 297–299 (original description)] [as Macrophiothrix scotia p. 300–302 (original description)] [as Macrophiothrix spinifera p. 302–304 (original description)] [as Macrophiothrix sticta p. 304–305 (original description)]
  • Hoggett, A.K. 1990. Taxonomy and systematic position of the brittlestar genus Macrophiothrix H.L. Clark (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). PhD Thesis. The University of Queensland. 412: pp Online Paywall Reference page