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Ophiurida

(Order)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Order Ophiurida is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Amphilepididae

Amphilepididae are a small family of brittle stars of the suborder Gnathophiurina. It contains one genus (Amphilepis) and the following species: [more]

Amphiuridae

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

Ophiactidae are a family of brittle stars. It includes the following genera: [more]

Ophiochitonidae

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Ophiolepididae

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Ophiothricidae

Ophiothricidae are a family of ophiurid brittle stars within the infraorder Gnathophiurina. [more]

Ophiotrichidae

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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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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 16:52:08