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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 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. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 55: 1-597 (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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Date   action   by
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. (2012). Aporometridae HL Clark, 1938. In: Messing, C. (2017). World List of Crinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=246670 on 2017-09-22
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