Superorder Surculifera Gale 1987 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Surculifera

Full reference: A. S. Gale. 1987. Phylogeny and classification of the Asteroidea. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 89:107-132

Parent taxon: Neoasteroidea according to A. S. Gale 2011

See also Gale 1987

Sister taxa: Forcipulatacea, Migmasteridae, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) hastingiae, Valvatacea

Subtaxa: Spinulosida Tripedicellaria

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

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