Benthopecten Verrill 1884 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Notomyotida - Benthopectinidae

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1884. Notice of the remarkable marine fauna occupying the outer banks off the southern coast of New England. Part 9. American Journal of Sciences 28:213-220

Parent taxon: Benthopectininae according to D. B. Blake 1984

See also Ludwig 1910, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxon: Mistia

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore-deposit feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Benthopecten in the database

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