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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Kingston, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(3): 123–147
Author
Susan C. Kingston
Year
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
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05 January 2009
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
277
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