Ophiuroidea collections of the Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences

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A total of 309 species and subspecies of Ophiuridae (brittle stars) are available in the Marine Research Laboratory of the Zoological Institute RAS collection mainly from cold and temperate waters of the World Ocean (polar and middle latitude regions).

Collection is divided into systematic and non identified parts. The systematic part of the collection is stored in taxonomycal order (according to family, genus and species), while non identified part — according to expeditions. Systematic collection consists of 9591 lots (Lot in this case — a part of hydrobiological sample with specimens of a certain ophiuroid species. One lot may contain several hundreds of specimens.) whereas non identified part — of more than 500 lots. All materials are divided into alcoholic and dry. As a rule, alcoholic collections are stored in small trays in cabinets, while dry — above them in entresols.

In the Echinoderms Department along with the catalogue of type specimens two more catalogues are managed: inventory for numbering all lots and systematic, where lots with the same species are numbered. During the reidentification of the material numbers in systematic catalogue are changed, while inventory numbers remain permanent.

Several ophiuroid specimens where obtained before 1899. The main collection originates from the materials of the famous first Russian research vessel “Andrey Pervozvannyi” (1899). Since that time many regions of the World Ocean were sampled and lot of materials were collected by Zoological Institute researchers. Some of these data already stored in a database are made available through this online facility. We constantly add new data and correct information in records.

These data have not only scientific and historical aspects [7]. Accumulation of monitoring collections over a broad period of time [6] made it possible to track changes in marine ecosystems under climatic, hydrologic and anthropogenic influence [1–3]. Thus, on the basis of ophiurid collections from the Barents Sea changes in species areas forced by climatic influence were analyzed [4, 5].

Digitizing of research collections of the Zoological Institute is performed within the framework of RFBR №15-29-02457 (competition of oriented basic research on important interdisciplinary themes 2015) «The collections of the Zoological Institute as an important tool and information basis of fundamental biological research» (project leader Dr. Ananjeva N.B.).

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Smirnov I, Golikov A, Khalikov R (2024). Ophiuroidea collections of the Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences. Version 1.56. Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.zin.ru/resource?r=zin_ophiuridae&v=1.56


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Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Igor Smirnov
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Senior Researcher, Echinoderms Department of Marine Research Laboratory
Zoological Institute RAS
Universitetskaya emb., 1
199034 Saint Petersburg
+7 (812) 328-13-11
Alexey Golikov
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Senior Engineer, IT Department
Zoological Institute RAS
Universitetskaya emb., 1
199034 Saint Petersburg
+7 (812) 328-06-11
Roman Khalikov
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
  • Originador
Head, IT Department
Zoological Institute RAS
Universitetskaya emb., 1
199034 Saint Petersburg
+7 (812) 328-06-11

Cobertura Geográfica

Sampling was carried out all over the World Ocean.

Coordenadas delimitadoras Sul Oeste [-90, -180], Norte Leste [90, 180]

Cobertura Taxonômica

Ophiuroidea collections identified to species.

Class Ophiuroidea (brittlestars)

Cobertura Temporal

Data Inicial / Data final 1800-01-01 / 2011-01-01

Métodos de Amostragem

Sampling was carried out using various gears: trawls, grabs, diving collections etc.

Área de Estudo Sampling was carried out all over the World Ocean in the period from 1800 to present using various gears in different seasons.

Descrição dos passos do método:

  1. Collected materials on Ophiuroidea (dry and wet: alcohol) were identified to species and stored in the collections of the Zoological Institute RAS.

Dados de Coleção

Nome da Coleção Ophiuroidea collections of Echinoderms Department of Marine Research Laboratory, Zoological Institute RAS
Métodos de preservação do espécime Seco,  Álcool
Unidades de Curadoria Contagem 200 +/- 10 species and subspecies

Citações bibliográficas

  1. Galkin YU. I. 1974. Mnogoletniye izmeneniya fauny Trochidae (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia) Barentseva morya // Gidrobiologiya i biogeografiya shel'fov kholodnykh i umerennykh vod Mirovogo okeana. S. 83–84.
  2. Galkin YU. I. 1986. Mnogoletniye izmeneniya donnoy fauny Barentseva morya // Zhizn' i usloviya yeye sushchestvovaniya v bentali Barentseva morya. Apatity. S. 43–52.
  3. Galkin YU. I. 1987. Kolebaniya klimata i fauna mollyuskov v Barentsevom more. L., № 1, CH. 1. S. 102–104.
  4. Smirnov I.S., Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B., Doktorova M.M., Rachor E. 1995. Long-term changes of ophiuroid's fauna (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) of the Barents Sea during the period 1800–1992 // 5th Zonenshine conference on plate tectonics, Moscow, November 22–25, 1995. Program and Abstracts. P 52.
  5. Smirnov I.S., A.A. Golikov, N.A. Anisimova. 1998. Vliyaniye klimaticheskikh izmeneniy na raspredeleniye zmeyekhvostok (ECHINODERMATA, OPHIUROIDEA) Barentseva morya // Sovremennoye sostoyaniye planktona i bentosa, problemy sokhraneniya bioraznoobraziya arkticheskikh morey. Tezisy dokladov mezhdunarodnoy konferentsii g. Murmansk, 27–30 aprelya 1998 g. Murmansk: S. 97, 98.
  6. Smirnov I.S., Ryss A.YU. 1999. Biologicheskiye kollektsii i bazy dannykh // Informatsionno-poiskovyye sistemy v zoologii i botanike, Trudy Zoologicheskogo instituta RAN, T. 278, Sankt-Peterburg: S. 30–32.
  7. Smirnov I. S., Sirenko B. I., Lobanov A. L., Golikov A. A., Neyelov A. V., Voronina Ye. P. 2010b. Kollektsii morskogo istoricheskogo i prirodnogo naslediya po bioraznoobraziyu morey Rossii // Problemy izucheniya i sokhraneniya morskogo naslediya Rossii. Materialy Pervoy Mezhdunarodnoy nauchno-prakticheskoy konferentsii (Sankt-Peterburg, 27–30 oktyabrya 2010 g.). — Kaliningrad: Terra Baltika. — S. 85–93.

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