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New brittle-stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from New Zealand waters

DONALD G. MCKNIGHT

Abstract


Thirteen new species of brittle-stars (Ophiuroidea: Echinodermata) and one new genus are described from the New Zealand region. These include: Ophiacanthidae (Ophiolebes); Ophiomyxidae (Ophiolycus, Renetheo n. gen.); and Ophiuridae (Amphiophiura, Ophiocten, Ophiophycis, Ophiura (Dictenophiura), Ophiura (Ophiuroglypha), Ophiomidas, and Ophiophyllum). Keys are provided to the described species of Ophiophycis and 4 closely related species of Amphiophiura occurring around New Zealand.

Keywords


Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea; Ophiomyxidae; Ophiacanthidae; Ophiuridae; new genus; new species; New Zealand; Southwest Pacific Ocean

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.352.1.1

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