Subfamily Hippasteriinae Verrill 1899 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1899. Revision of certain genera and species of starfishes with description of new forms. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 10:145-234

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: none

Type: Hippasteria

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Hippasteriinae in the database

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