Ophioderma pentacanthum

Ophioderma pentacanthum


Taxonavigation: Ophiodermatoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida
Classis: Ophiuroidea
Subclasse: Myophiuroidea
Infraclasse: Metophiurida
Superordo: Ophintegrida
Ordo: Ophiacanthida
Subordo: Ophiodermatina
Superfamilia: Ophiodermatoidea

Familia: Ophiodermatidae
Genus: Ophioderma
Species: Ophioderma pentacanthum



Ophioderma pentacanthum H.L. Clark, 1917

Type locality: Galapagos, Hood Island, 5 miles SW of Ripple Point.
Holotype: USNM E 726, Galapagos, Hood Island, 5 miles SW of Ripple Point, Albatross Station 4643; 1°29ˊ0 S, 89°48ˊ30 W; 183 m (100 fms); 7 Nov. 1904; Albatross Expedition leg.; broken shells and globigerina.
Paratypes: USNM E 9798 and MCZ OPH-4519. Same data as for holotype.


  • Ophioderma pentacantha H.L. Clark, 1917 (wrong ending due to confusion about gender of Ophioderma, see Corrigenda of ICZN 1980. OPINION 1152)



Primary references

  • Clark, H.L. 1917. Reports on the scientific results of the Expedition to the Tropical Pacific in charge of Alexander Agassiz, on the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross, from August, 1899, to march, 1900, Commander Jefferson F. Moser, U.S.N., commanding. XVIII. Reports on the scientific results of the expedition to the eastern tropical Pacific in the charge of Alexander Agassiz by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross, from October 1904 to March 1905, Lieut. Commander L.M. Grant U.S.N. commanding. XXX. Ophiuroidea. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 61(12): 429-453, pls I-V. BHL Reference page.  [see page 443, plates 3-4]

Additional references

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