Ophiolebes asaphes

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Taxonavigation: Ophiacanthina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida
Classis: Ophiuroidea
Subclasse: Myophiuroidea
Infraclasse: Metophiurida
Superordo: Ophintegrida
Ordo: Ophiacanthida
Subordo: Ophiacanthina

Familia: Ophiacanthidae
Genus: Ophiolebes
Species: Ophiolebes asaphes


Ophiolebes asaphes H.L. Clark, 1911

Holotype: USNM 25738, 2 specimens (see H.L. Clark, 1911)
Type locality: Albatross: station 5018, off Saghalin, 46°41'30" N143°57'40"E. Depth: 100 fathoms, brown mud, black stones, pebbles, bottom temperature 30.4°.
Syntypes (see Downey, 1969):
MCZ OPH-3235
MCZ OPH-3432
USNM 25738
USNM 26723
Etymology: from the Ancient Greek: ἀσαφής (asaphḗs, indistinct), in reference to the indistinctness of many of the plates.