Astrocladus exiguus ( Lamarck, 1816 )

Baker, Alan N., Okanishi, Masanori & Pawson, David L., 2018, Euryalid brittle stars from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 1963 - 64 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalida), Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 1-27: 9-10

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.1.1

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scientific name

Astrocladus exiguus ( Lamarck, 1816 )
status

 

Astrocladus exiguus ( Lamarck, 1816) 

Euryale exiguum Lamarck, 1816: 539  .

Astrocladus exiguus  .— H. L. Clark, 1915: 187; Cherbonnier & Guille, 1978: 11, pl. 2 figs. 1–2; Putchakarn & Sonchaeng, 2004: 421.

Material Examined. Anton Bruun Cruise 8, Station 403E, off Mozambique, 19° 09’S, 36° 55’E, 88 m, 9 October 1964, 1 specimen, now lost.GoogleMaps 

Remarks. This small specimen (<8 mm disc diameter) has large tubercles on the distal ends of the radial shields, a feature typical of this species. The remaining disc cover is fine conical granules tipped with a single glassy spine. There are 3–4 arm spines from the third arm segment.

A. exiguus  is widely distributed in the Indian Ocean ( Mozambique Channel, Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal, Western Australia) and in the north-western Pacific around the Philippines and southern Japan ( Baker 1980).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Ophiuroidea

Order

Euryalida

Family

Gorgonocephalidae

Genus

Astrocladus

Loc

Astrocladus exiguus ( Lamarck, 1816 )

Baker, Alan N., Okanishi, Masanori & Pawson, David L. 2018
2018
Loc

Euryale exiguum

Lamarck, 1816 : 539
Loc

Astrocladus exiguus

H. L. Clark, 1915 : 187
Cherbonnier & Guille, 1978 : 11
Putchakarn & Sonchaeng, 2004 : 421