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Free Content The Shallow Water Amphiurid Brittle Stars (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) of Florida

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The shallow water amphiurid brittle stars of Florida are described in detail. A survey of literature pertaining to tropical western Atlantic species is given, along with a brief discussion of general biology and morphology.

Nine genera and twenty-one species are reported upon, including illustrations and synonymies of each species. The material studied includes that collected by the author and the collections of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, the Peabody Museum at Yale, the Allan Hancock Foundation of the University of Southern California, and the United States National Museum.

Amphiodia repens (Lyman) is synonymous with Amphiodia pulchella H. L. Clark, Amphiodia tymbara H. L. Clark is synonymous with Amphiodia trychna H. L. Clark, and Amphiodia rhabdota H. L. Clark is synonymous with Ophiophragmus pulcher H. L. Clark. Amphiodia trychna and Amphipholis pachybactera H. L. Clark are recorded for the first time from Florida and the U. S.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1962-01-01

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