Amphioplus (Lymanella) hastatus   (Ljungman,  1867) (Brittle Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ophiuroidea

Disc covered by imbricating plates forming a distinct border along the margin. One infradental and three lateral papillae on each side of the jaw. Dorsal arm plates broader than long, distal margin convex. Three pointed lateral arm spines and two tentacle scales.

Synonym (s)
Amphipholis hastata Ljungman, 1867
Amphipholis hastatus Ljungman, 1867
Amphioplus (Lymanella) hastatus Clark and Rowe, 1971
Amphioplus hastatus (Ljungman, 1867)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 18/10/1889)

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at -
  • Sastry, DRK (2002) Echinodermata associated with coral reefs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Zoological Survey of India ZSI 100(3-4) 21-60 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sastry, DRK (1995) Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea (Echinodermata) Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 327-338 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at -

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