Family Ctenocidaridae Mortensen 1928 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Ctenocidaridae

Alternative spellings: Ctenocidarina, Ctenocidarinae

Full reference: T. Mortensen. 1928. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. I. Cidaroidea. C. A. Reitzel & Oxford University Press, Copenhagen & London 1-551

Parent taxon: Cidaridea according to A. Kroh and A. B. Smith 2010

See also Fell 1966, Mortensen 1928 and Smith 2009

Sister taxa: Cidaridae, Goniocidarinae, Paurocidaris, Plegiocidaris, Psychocidaridae

Subtaxa: Ctenocidaris Notocidaris

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal grazer-omnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Ctenocidaridae in the database

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