Family Asteropseidae Hotchkiss and Clark 1976 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Asteropseidae

Full reference: F. S. C. Hotchkiss and A. M. Clark. 1976. Restriction of the family Poraniidae, sensu Spencer and Wright. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Zoology 30(6):263-268

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to D. B. Blake 1989

See also Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Hotchkiss and Clark 1976 and Mah and Blake 2012

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Asteropseidae in the database

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