Molecular/Barcoding Data

This page is an in-development cooperative work with SCOR WG157 (MetaZooGene,   The "MZG" plots and information tables below summarize known observations of this taxa (Ophiura) and locations associated with GenBank barcodes for this taxa or taxa group (red stars).   Additional information on this taxa is available at

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In the map above, light blue circles indicate where this taxa has been observed in COPEPOD or OBIS.
Red stars indicate locations where genus-level or species-level barcoding samples exist in GenBank or BOLD.

The table below shows the values plotted in the bargraph above.   Ocean columns indicate taxa has been observed in that ocean.

Sibling-taxa of this
# of Species
Observed in
# of Species
barcoded in
# of these
with GeoLocation
Ophiura acervata100
Ophiura aequalis100
Ophiura albida111
Ophiura atacta100
Ophiura bathybia100
Ophiura calyptolepis100
Ophiura clemens100
Ophiura crassa100
Ophiura cryptolepis100
Ophiura (Dictenophiura)100
Ophiura falcifera100
Ophiura fallax100
Ophiura flagellata100
Ophiura flexibilis100
Ophiura fluctuans100
Ophiura gagara100
Ophiura grubei100
Ophiura imbecillis100
Ophiura imprudens100
Ophiura lanceolata100
Ophiura lenticularis100
Ophiura leptoctenia100
Ophiura lienosa100
Ophiura ljungmani110
Ophiura luetkenii100
Ophiura maculata100
Ophiura micracantha100
Ophiura mimaria100
Ophiura mitescens100
Ophiura monostoecha100
Ophiura nitida100
Ophiura ooplax100
Ophiura ophiura111
Ophiura palliata100
Ophiura plana100
Ophiura pteracantha100
Ophiura quadrispina100
Ophiura robusta100
Ophiura rouchi100
Ophiura sarsii111
Ophiura saurura100
Ophiura stenobrachia100
Ophiura tenera100
Ophiura violainae100
Ophiura zebra100

Last Updated:   2020-Nov-06