Ophiothrix, Muller & 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: 71

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4808.1.3

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Ophiothrix
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Key to Ophiothrix  species from Brazil

1a Radial shields covered by spines......................................................................... 2

1b Radial shields naked.................................................................................. 5

2a First dorsal arm plate with small spines...................................................... O. tommasii  n. sp.

2b Dorsal arm plates without spines......................................................................... 3

3a Interradial dorsal disc covered by long spines.............................................. O. spiniformis  n. sp.

3b Interradial dorsal disc covered by short spines.............................................................. 4

4a Dorsal arm plates triangular, with a medial ridge.................................................. O. trindadensis 

4b Dorsal arm plates lozenge, without a medial ridge........................................... O. brasiliensis  n. sp.

5a Disc covered with long needle-shapped spines..................................................... O. suensoni 

5b Disc covered with short spines.......................................................................... 6

6a Interradial dorsal disc covered by long conical spines.......................................... O. troscheli  n. sp.

6b Interradial dorsal disc covered by short bifid and trifid spines......................................... O. rathbuni