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Free Content Distribution and Salinity Tolerance in the Amphiurid Brittlestar, Ophiophragmus Filograneus (Lyman, 1875)

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A brief discussion of the ecology and distribution of Ophiophragmus filograneus (Lyman) is given. This species is reported from salinities as low as 7.7‰, apparently a record low for echinoderms. Other examples of estuarine echinoderms are discussed.

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Publication date: 1961-01-01

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