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Astropectinidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Astropectinidae
Higher classification  Paxillosida
Order  Paxillosida
Subphylum  Eleutherozoa
Phylum  Echinodermata
Rank  Family
Astropectinidae
Similar  Paxillosida, Astropecten, Starfish, Echinoderm, Echinasteridae

The Astropectinidae are a family of sea stars in the order Paxillosida. In general, these starfish live on the seabed and immerse themselves in soft sediment such as sand and mud.

They are not to be confused with species in the genus Archaster, which share similar shape and life habits, but belong to the family Archasteridae (ordrer Valvatida).

Genera

There are 26 genera in the family:

  • Astromesites Fisher, 1913
  • Astropecten Gray, 1840
  • Astropectinides Verrill, 1914
  • Bathybiaster Danielssen & Koren, 1883
  • Betelgeusia Blake & Reid, 1998
  • Blakiaster Perrier, 1881
  • Bollonaster McKnight, 1977
  • Bunodaster Verrill, 1909
  • Craspidaster Sladen, 1889
  • Ctenophoraster Fisher, 1906
  • Ctenopleura Fisher, 1913
  • Dipsacaster Alcock, 1893
  • Dytaster Sladen, 1889
  • Koremaster Fisher, 1913
  • Leptychaster E.A. Smith, 1876
  • Lonchotaster Sladen, 1889
  • Macroptychaster H.E.S. Clark, 1963
  • Mimastrella Fisher, 1916
  • Patagiaster Fisher, 1906
  • Persephonaster Wood-Mason & Alcock, 1891
  • Plutonaster Sladen, 1889
  • Proserpinaster Fell, 1963
  • Psilaster Sladen, 1885
  • Tethyaster Sladen, 1889
  • Thrissacanthias Fisher, 1910
  • Tritonaster Fisher, 1906
  • Trophodiscus Fisher, 1917
  • References

    Astropectinidae Wikipedia


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