The Order Ophiurida is a member of the Class Ophiuroidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Ophiurida:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Deuterostomia
Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Infrakingdom: Coelomopora (Marcus, 1958) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Order Ophiurida is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (7): Amphilepididae · Amphiuridae · Ophiactidae · Ophiochitonidae · Ophiolepididae · Ophiothricidae · Ophiotrichidae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1,423 species and subspecies in the Order Ophiurida.
Amphilepididae are a small family of brittle stars of the suborder Gnathophiurina. It contains one genus (Amphilepis) and the following species: [more]
Amphiuridae (commonly called long-armed burrowing brittle stars or burrowing brittle stars) are a large family of brittle stars of the suborder Gnathophiurina. Some species are used to study echinoderm development (e.g. and Amphioplus abditus) and bioluminescence (the dwarf brittle star, Amphipholis squamata). [more]
Ophiactidae are a family of brittle stars. It includes the following genera: [more]
Ophiothricidae are a family of ophiurid brittle stars within the infraorder Gnathophiurina. [more]
At least 129 species and subspecies belong to the Family Ophiotrichidae.
More info about the Family Ophiotrichidae may be found here.
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