Studies on Indian echinoderms—4 On the brittle-stars Amphioplus gravelyi sp. Nov., and Amphioplus depressus (Ljungman) from the Indian coasts

James, D B (1971) Studies on Indian echinoderms—4 On the brittle-stars Amphioplus gravelyi sp. Nov., and Amphioplus depressus (Ljungman) from the Indian coasts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 12 (1&2). pp. 139-145.

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Abstract

GRAVELY (1927) in his account on the echinoderms of Krusadai Island in the Gulf of Mannar reported the occurrence of a brittle-star Ophiophragmus relictus (Koehler). Under synonymy for this species he included Amphiura relicta Koehler. Amphiura relicta is currently regarded as a synonym of Amphioplus depressus (Ljungman). A re-examination of the specimens of Dr. F. H. Gravely at the Madras Museum revealed that they are not A. depressus but belong to an un-described species of Amphioplus. They are named here as Amphioplus gravelyi after Dr. F. H. Gravely who collected the specimens. The types are present in the reference collections of the Madras Government Museum.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brittle Star; Amphioplus graveyi; Amphioplus depressus; India; Echinoderm
Subjects:Echinoderms > Sea Stars
Echinoderms
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:898
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:04 Jun 2010 17:25
Last Modified:05 Jun 2010 14:57

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