Euryalid brittle stars from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 1963-64 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalida).

  title={Euryalid brittle stars from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 1963-64 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalida).},
  author={Alan N. Baker and Masanori Okanishi and David Leo Pawson},
  volume={4392 1},
Fourteen species of euryalids are reported from collections made in the eastern and western Indian Ocean during the International Indian Ocean Expedition. Three new species are described: Astrocladus goodingi from the Comoro Islands, Astrocladus socotrana from the northwestern Indian Ocean near the island of Socotra, and Astrocyclus somaliensis from off northeastern Somalia. Range extensions are documented for Asteronyx luzonicus, Astroglymma sculptum, Astrocladus ludwigi, Asteromorpha capensis… 

New species, redescriptions and new records of deep-sea brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the South China Sea, an integrated morphological and molecular approach

The present study suggests a high probability that species of Asteroschema and Gorgonocephalus are more widely spread around the Indo-Pacific region than previously expected.

Annotated checklist for the Gorgonocephalidae family (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the National Echinoderm Collection “Dra. Ma. E. Caso M.” of the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM

The taxonomic status of the species belonging to this taxonomic family are reviewed, identifying their diagnostic taxonomic characteristics to create an illustrated guide of species kept at the CNE, UNAM to show the structures of taxonomic relevance.

A taxonomic review of the genus Astrocladus (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Euryalida, Gorgonocephalidae) from Japanese coastal waters

Japanese species of the genus Astrocladus (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Euryalida, Gorgonocephalidae) are reviewed and four species are concluded that A. coniferus, A. dofleini, and A. exiguus are present in Japanese waters.

Brittlestars with a bite: a new kind of pedicellaria in echinoderms

The gorgonocephalous pediceLLaria is a multi-valved, unstalked, crossed pedicellaria in basketstars and snakestars in the euryalid family Gorgonocephalidae, described and illustrated here with recommended morphological terminology to facilitate future studies on biomechanics, histology, paleontology, and phylogenetics.



Euryalinid Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from Australia, New Zealand, and the south-west Pacific Ocean

A new subgenus of Asteroporpa Oestedt & Lutken is described and a new generic name, Astrosierra, is proposed for species of Conocladus H. L. Clark, which replaces Astroconus Doderlein.

Echinoderms from Geojedo Island and Adjacent Sea Waters, Korea

One echinoid species, Prionocidaris baculosa (Lamarck, 1816) is newly added to the Korean fauna of Geojedo Island with 25 previously known species and total 47 species are described in this report.

A New Species of Asteroschema (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Asteroschematidae) from Southwestern Japan

A new species of brittle star, Asteroschema amamiense, is described from off Amami-oshima island, southwestern Japan, which is distinguished from its congeners in having a single arm spine in each tentacle pore, and radial shields composed of a single ossicle.


A new combination of AsterosChema capense (Euryalidae: Asteroschematinae) with the genus Asteromorpha is proposed, which includes four species, which are all redescribed.

First record of basket stars Astrocyclus caecilia (Lütken, 1856) and Astrophyton muricatum (Lamarck, 1816) (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Euryalida) for the state of Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern Brazil

With these records, the first record of Astrocyclus caecilia for northeastern Brazil and Astrophyton muricatum for the state of Rio Grande do Norte are reported to fill a gap in the known distribution of those species.

Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata): Systematics and Japanese Fauna

This chapter consists of two sections, providing an overview of systematics and the Japanese fauna of Ophiuroidea (brittle stars and basket stars), the most diverse class of living Echinodermata. The

Echinoderm Fauna of Thailand: History and Inventory Reviews

A comprehensive review of the literature on echinoderm recorded in Thai waters was carried out in order to obtain the correct number of species found in this area. From the study, it was found that

Global Diversity of Brittle Stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)

This review presents a comprehensive overview of the current status regarding the global diversity of the echinoderm class Ophiuroidea, focussing on taxonomy and distribution patterns, with brief

A new genus Squamophis of Asteroschematidae (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Euryalida) from Australia

Squamophis, a new genus of brittle star is described and is distinguished from the other genera of the family Asteroschematidae by the following characters: each radial shield is single-layered and is completely covered by plate-shaped epidermal ossicles.