Oneirophanta mutabilis complex

Author: Theel, 1879


General: Bright white; many long, stiff projecting parapodia. This category includes O. mutabilis mutabilis and O. mutabilis affinis which may be indistinguishable on video.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 1805 - 6000 m

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Ocean range (global): Cosmopolitan.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: David Pawson, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Lauerman, L.M.L., R.S. Kaufmann, and K.L. Smith Jr. (1996). Distribution and abundance of epibenthic megafauna at a long time-series station in the abyssal northeast Pacific. Deep Sea Research 1, 43: 1075-1103.

Maluf, L.Y. (1988). Composition and distribution of the Central Eastern Pacific echinoderms. Technical Reports, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2:242.

Citation: Oneirophanta mutabilis complex (Theel, 1879) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-27.
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