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Densovirus associated with sea-star wasting disease and mass mortality
Significance Sea stars inhabiting the Northeast Pacific Coast have recently experienced an extensive outbreak of wasting disease, leading to their degradation and disappearance from many coastalExpand
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Brittlestar Color-Change and Phototaxis (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiocomidae).
. In the first decisive study of color-change in brittlestars, four Caribbean species, Ophiocoma echinata, 0. paucigranulata, O. pumila, and O. wendti are reported to change color from day to night.Expand
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Adaptational Significance of the Patterns of Ophiuroid Development
There is only limited information on ophiuroid developmental patterns, larvae being known for only 4% of the 2000 living ophiuroids. Three modes of development are distinguished (planktotrophic,Expand
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AN ECHINODERM VITELLARIA WITH A BILATERAL LARVAL SKELETON: EVIDENCE FOR THE EVOLUTION OF OPHIUROID VITELLARIAE FROM OPHIOPLUTEI
Ophionereis annu!ata (Le Conte) possesses a barrel-shaped, yolky, non-feeding vitellaria larva with transverse ciliary bands. However, the larva develops vestiges ofskeletal structures that areExpand
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Fine structure of the dorsal arm plate of Ophiocoma wendti: Evidence for a photoreceptor system (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea)
SummaryThree structures in the dermis of the dorsal arm plate (DAP) of the brittlestar, Ophiocoma wendti, appear to comprise a photoreceptor system. The upper surface of the DAP bears transparent,Expand
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THE BIOLOGY OF A BROODING SEASTAR, LEPTASTERIAS TENERA, IN BLOCK ISLAND SOUND
Leptasterias tenera (Stimpson) was sampled from a muddy habitat, 28-37 m deep, dominated by tubicolous amphipods. The seastars were seldom aggregated and had mean densities of 3-8 individuals per m2.Expand
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Epizoic Ophiothela brittle stars have invaded the Atlantic
It was thought that ophiuroids of the genus Ophiothela are confined to Pacific waters (Clark 1976). However, animals provisionally identified as Ophiothela mirabilis have founded emergent populationsExpand
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New records of brittle stars from French Guiana: Ophiactis savignyi and the alien species Ophiothela mirabilis (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)
The brittle stars Ophiactis savignyi and Ophiothela mirabilis are documented for the first time from French Guiana. The latter species was associated with colonies of a gorgonian, Leptogorgia miniataExpand
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