Australian Museum Journal The Swain Reefs Expedition: Ophiuroidea

Shortform:
Kingston, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(3): 123–147
Author(s):
Kingston, Susan C.
Year published:
1981
Title:
The Swain Reefs Expedition: Ophiuroidea
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Start page:
123
End page:
147
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1980.277
Language:
English
Date published:
17 February 1981
Cover date:
31 July 1980
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ECHINODERMATA; BIOGEOGRAPHY; ECOLOGY
Digitized:
05 January 2009
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
277
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (1936kb PDF)

Abstract

Thirty species of ophiuroids collected at the Swain Reefs, north-east of the Capricorn Channel near the southern limit of the Great Barrier Reef are discussed. The ophiocomid genus Ophiopsila Forbes is newly recorded for Australian waters with the description of a new species. In addition, there are six new species records for Australia and a further two species are newly reported for the Great Barrier Reef itself. Extensive colour notes for the living brittlestars are reported together with new extensions of species' ranges.

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