Subclass Ophiuridea Gray 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiuridea

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1840. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma Asterias (Linn.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:275-290

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Hess and Meyer 2008, Smith et al. 1995 and Storc 2004

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Muldaster, Myophiuridadup, Nodolanx, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioma, Ophiopetagno, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Phrynophiurida, Stenasteridae, Zygophiurae

Subtaxa: Ophiaxina Schizospondylus Transspondylus

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Ophiuridea in the database

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