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Ophiotrichidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Ophiurina
Scientific name  Ophiothricidae
Higher classification  Gnathophiurina
Order  Ophiurida
Subphylum  Eleutherozoa
Infraorder  Gnathophiurina
Phylum  Echinodermata
Rank  Family
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Similar  Ophiothrix, Brittle star, Echinoderm, Ophiurida, Ophiocomidae

Ophiotrichidae are a family of ophiurid brittle stars within the infraorder Gnathophiurina.

All have arms with delicate translucent, thorny spines. The arms are flexible in all directions. The jaws contain clusters of well-developed tooth papillae on the apex but not on the sides. There are no mouth papillae. Inside the mouth edge there is a second pair of tube feet. They show large radial shields. The dorsal surface of the disc is covered with spines and thorny towers.

Systematics

Ophiotrichidae contains the following genera:

  • Asteria (nomen dubium)
  • Gymnolophus Brock, 1888
  • Lissophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938
  • Macrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938
  • Ophioaethiops Brock, 1888
  • Ophiocampsis Duncan, 1887
  • Ophiocnemis Müller & Troschel, 1842
  • Ophiogymna Ljungman, 1866
  • Ophiolophus Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1887
  • Ophiomaza Lyman, 1871
  • Ophiophthirius Döderlein, 1898
  • Ophiopsammium Lyman, 1874
  • Ophiopteron Ludwig, 1888
  • Ophiothela Verrill, 1867
  • Ophiothrichoides Delage & Hérouard, 1903
  • Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840
  • Ophiotrichoides Ludwig, 1882
  • References

    Ophiotrichidae Wikipedia


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