​A new species in the genus Ophiomyxa from South-west Australian waters (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiomyxidae)

Amanda M. Franklin and Timothy D. O'Hara

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 65 p. 57–62 (2008)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2008.65.5

Abstract

A new species is described from the genus Ophiomyxa collected from south-west Australia. It is distinguished by the lack of marginal plates, three arm spines, the uppermost reaching up to 2 segments in length, and a characteristic pattern of reduced dorsal arm plates. Current evidence suggests it is endemic to waters around 400m deep off the coast of south-western Australia.

Citation

Franklin, A.M. & O'Hara, T.D., 2008. A new species in the genus Ophiomyxa from South-west Australian waters (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiomyxidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 65: 57-62. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2008.65.5

PUBLICATION DATE: 24 DECEMBER 2008

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