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

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

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.

Citation: Oneirophanta mutabilis complex (Theel, 1879) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-06-23.
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