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Ophiuroidea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGorgonocephalidae Ljungman, 1867 
AphiaID: 123203

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryalida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGorgonocephalidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGorgonocephalus Leach, 1815
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryalida
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrochelidae Verrill, 1899
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrophytidae
Sources 
identification resource Turner, R.L.; Boucher, J.M. (2010) Loss of arm spines in the basketstar Astrophyton muricatum (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Gorgonocephalidae), with a key to West Indian basketstars. Proceedings Biological Society of Washington 123(1): 17-26., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.2988/09-10.1 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbasketstars  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusahuvuden  [details]
Direct child
taxa (44)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroporpa Örsted & Lütken in: Lütken, 1856
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstracme Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroboa Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocaneum Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrochalcis Koehler, 1905
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrochele Verrill, 1878
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrochlamys Koehler, 1912
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocladus Verrill, 1899
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroclon Lyman, 1879
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocnida Lyman, 1872
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocrius Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocyclus Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrodendrum Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrodictyum Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroglymma Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrogomphus Lyman, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrogordius Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrohamma Döderlein, 1930
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrohelix Döderlein, 1930
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroniwa McKnight, 2000
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrophyton Fleming, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroplegma Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrosierra Baker, 1980
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrospartus Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrothamnus Matsumoto, 1915
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrothorax Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrothrombus H.L. Clark, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrotoma Lyman, 1875
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrozona Döderlein, 1930
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConocladus H.L. Clark, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGorgonocephalus Leach, 1815
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiocrene Bell, 1894
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiozeta Koehler, 1930
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchizostella A.H. Clark, 1952

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBertingius Domantay & Domantay, 1966 (taxon inquirendum)

Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGorgonocephalinae Döderlein, 1911 (alternate representation)

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroconus Döderlein, 1911 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConocladus H.L. Clark, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocynodus A.H. Clark, 1919 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrocaneum Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrodactylus Döderlein, 1911 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroglymma Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroglymna Döderlein, 1927 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroglymma Döderlein, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroporpa Lyman, 1875 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroporpa Örsted & Lütken in: Lütken, 1856
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroraphis Döderlein, 1911 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroboa Döderlein, 1911
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrostephanus Döderlein, 1930 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrothrombus H.L. Clark, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiohelix Koehler, 1895 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnolophus Brock, 1888
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
Distribution 
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Attribute Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiuroidea) [details]
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Ophiurids in which the five arms are very branched. They have rings of little hook-like spines forming bands around the branches of each arm. Most remain hidden during the day but come out at night, extending their arms into the water to trap food particles. Richmond 1997 <282>. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123203
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hansson, Hans
2007-07-12 08:44:07Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
2009-06-23 07:41:53Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
2012-09-14 07:57:08Z  changed  Stöhr, Sabine
  
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  Citation: Stöhr, S. (2014). Gorgonocephalidae Ljungman, 1867. In: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: Stöhr, S.; O’Hara, T. & Thuy, B. (Eds) (2014) World Ophiuroidea database at http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123203 on 2014-12-22
  
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