Family Acanthasteridae Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Acanthasteridae

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

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

See also Blake 1979, Gale 2011, Mah and Blake 2012 and Spencer and Wright 1966

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Acanthasteridae in the database

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