Ophiomusa stellata

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Ophiomusium stellatum. Fig. 34 a-b.


Taxonavigation: Ophiomusina 

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: Euryophiurida
Ordo: Ophiurida
Suborder Ophiomusina

Familia: Ophiomusaidae
Genus: Ophiomusa
Species: Ophiomusa stellata


Ophiomusa stellata (Verrill, 1899) O’Hara et al., 2018


  • Ophiomusium stellatum Verrill, 1899 (original combination)
Neotype: MCZ 6477 (see Baker, 2016)
Type locality: Atlantis station 3483, Gulf of Mexico. Depth: 521m.


  • Baker, A.N. 2016. An illustrated catalogue of type specimens of the bathyal brittlestar genera Ophiomusium Lyman and Ophiosphalma H. L. Clark (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Zootaxa 4097(1): 1–40. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4097.1.1 Open access Full article (PDF) Reference page.  [see page 22 as Ophiomusium stellatum]
  • Clark, H.L. 1941. Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis expeditions to the West Indies, under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and Harvard University. The Echinoderms (other than holothurians). Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural. 15(1): 1-154, 10 plates. Reference page


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