Family Archasteridae Viguier 1878 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Archasteridae

Full reference: C. Viguier. 1878. Classification des Stellérides. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences 84:681-683

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

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

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

Subtaxa: Acanthaster Archaster

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Archasteridae in the database

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