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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAporometridae HL Clark, 1938 
AphiaID: 246670

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCrinozoa (Subphylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCrinoidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArticulata (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatulida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatulidina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotocrinoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAporometridae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotocrinoidea Mortensen, 1918
Sources  original description Clark, H.L. (1938). Echinoderms from Australia: an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932 Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. 55: 1-596 (28 plates), available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25703#page/11/mode/1up [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAporometra HL Clark, 1938
Environment marine
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Small Notocrinoidea with centrodorsal low rounded to almost conical; aboral apex more or less flattened, rugose. Adoral side of centrodorsal with shallow radial pits. Aboral half of centrodorsal cavity filled with spongy stereom; no aboral pit or dorsal star. Cirrus sockets with indistinct sculpturing or with articular tubercles, but no marginal crenulae, in 10 columns of 1-4 sockets. Cirrals smooth, no aboral spines; distal cirrals flattened aborally-adorally. Rod-shaped basals exposed interradially or concealed. No subradial cleft. Radials with low exposed surface. Radial articular facet low and wide, angularly bent at fulcral ridge; low aboral ligament fossa almost parallel to oral-aboral axis; small interarticular ligament fossa and adoral muscle fossae almost at right angle to oral-aboral axis. Radial cavity moderate, without central plug. Syzygy between brachials 3-4 and 7-8 and distal generally at interval of 2. No distinct ambulacral covering plates, Viviparous; pinnules bear gonads and marsupia. Different larval stages carried in and on pinnules.
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:246670
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2007-10-10 10:48:29Z  created  Messing, Charles
2010-08-03 07:03:17Z  changed  Messing, Charles
2011-02-23 10:48:32Z  changed  Messing, Charles
2012-10-24 00:54:53Z  changed  Messing, Charles
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  Citation: Messing, C. (2014). Aporometridae HL Clark, 1938. In: Messing, C. (2014) World List of Crinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=246670 on 2014-12-17
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