Order Valvatida Perrier 1884 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

Synonym: Valvata Perrier 1884 [replaced name]

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1884. Mémoire sur les étoiles de mer recueillies dans la mer des Antilles et le Golf du Mexique. Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 6(2):127-276

Parent taxon: Valvatacea according to D. B. Blake et al. 2017

See also Blake 1989, Blake 2010, Breton and Néraudeau 2008, Eagle 1999, Gale 1987, Mah and Blake 2012, Perrier 1884, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Carniaster, Notomyotida, Paxillosida

Subtaxa: Acanthasteridae Archasteridae Arthraster Asteriaceros Asterinidae Asterodiscididae Asteropseidae Chaetasteridae Ganeriidae Geinitzaster Goniasteridae Goniasteroidea Granulosina Leptaster Mithrodiidae Odontasteridae Ophidiasteridae Oreasteridae Poraniidae Pycinasteridae Sphaerasteridae Stauranderasteridae Tumulosina

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

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