Smirnov I.S.1, Piepenburg D.2, Ahearn C.3, Juterzenka K.V.4 2014. Deep-sea fauna of European seas: An annotated species check-list of benthic invertebrates living deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. Ophiuroidea // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.11. No.1: 192–209 [in English].

1 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, St.-Petersburg, 199034, Russia. E-mail:

2 Institute of Polar Ecology of Kiel University, Wischhofstr. 1-3, Geb. 12, 24148, Kiel, Germany.

3 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 20013-7012, USA.

4 Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Deep-Sea Research Group, Columbusstraße, 27568, Bremerhaven, Germany.

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.11.1.18

ABSTRACT: An annotated check-list is given of Ophiuroidea species occurring deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. The check-list is based on published data. The check-list includes 75 species. For each species synonymy, data on localities in European seas and general species distribution are provided. Station data are presented separately in the present thematic issue.

KEY WORDS: deep-sea fauna, European seas, Ophiuroidea.

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