Jennifer Olbers and Yves Samyn have recently published a paper on the Ophiocoma species that live in the shallow-waters of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

This study raises the number of Ophiocoma species recorded in South Africa from four to eight. All species are briefly discussed in terms of taxonomy, geographic distribution and ecology. In addition, the juvenile of O. brevipes, found on the underside of adult Ophiocoma brevipes specimens, is described in detail. A neotype is designated for O. scolopendrina.

The paper can be read here.