Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840,

Santana, Alisson, Manso, Cynthia L. C., Almeida, Ana C. S. & Alves, Orane F. S., 2020, Taxonomic review of Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840 (Echinodermata Ophiuroidea) from Brazil, with the description of four new species, Zootaxa 4808 (1), pp. 51-78: 52

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Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840


Genus Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840 

Type species. Ophiothrix pentaphylla ( Pennant, 1777)  = O. fragilis (Abildgaard in Müller, 1789)  .

Diagnosis. Disc (interradial regions) covered by spines or granules with small thorns at their tips and/or along their length; radial shields naked or with similar coverage as disc; arm spines translucent and denticulate; no oral papillae ( Clark 1966; Santana et al. 2017).