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Ophiolepis impressa  Lütken, 1859
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157455

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Ophiozona impressa (Lütken, 1859)
  Common Name(s): scaly brittle star [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumEchinodermata Bruguière, 1791 [ex Klein, 1734] – echinoderms, échinodermes, bolacha da praia, equinoderma, equinodermata, estrela do mar, ouriço do mar  
                ClassOphiuroidea Gray, 1840 – basket stars, brittlestars, snake stars, ofiúro, serpente do mar, ophiures, basket stars, brittle stars, brittlestars, snake stars  
                   OrderOphiurida Müller and Troschel, 1840 – basket stars, serpent stars, basket stars, serpent stars  
                      SuborderChilophiurina Matsumoto, 1915  
                         FamilyOphiuridae Lyman, 1865  
                            GenusOphiolepis Müller and Troschel, 1840  
                               SpeciesOphiolepis impressa Lütken, 1859 – scaly brittle star  

  Expert: Dr. David L. Pawson  
  Notes: Senior Research Zoologist, Curator of Echinoderms, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Ophiolepis impressa    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ophiolepis impressa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Lyman, Theodore  
  Publication Date: 1864   
  Article/Chapter Title: Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, at Harvard College, no. 1   
  Page(s): viii + 200   
  Publisher: University Press   
  Publication Place: Harvard, Massachusetts, USA   
  Reference for: Ophiolepis impressa   

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