​A new species in the Ophiocoma erinaceus complex from the South-west Pacific Ocean (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiocomidae)

Milena Benavides-Serrato and Timothy D. O´Hara

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 65 p. 51–56 (2008)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2008.65.4

Abstract

A new species is described from the Ophiocoma erinaceus complex of tropical ophiuroids, reliably distinguished by the almost complete lack of granulation on the ventral disc surface. The new species is currently known only from the south-west Pacifi c Ocean, ranging from the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef to Tonga.

Citation

Benavides-Serrato, M. & O´Hara, T.D., 2008. A new species in the Ophiocoma erinaceus complex from the South-west Pacific Ocean (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiocomidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 65: 51-56. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2008.65.4

PUBLICATION DATE: 29 September 2008

Connect with Museums Victoria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest news about our exhibitions, special events, programs and offers.