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Ophiurella Agassiz 1836 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31580

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1836. Prodrome d'une monographie des radiaires ou échinodermes. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 1:168-199

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Maydena, Myophiuroida, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioflabellum, Ophioma, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenaster, Stenasteridae

Subtaxa: Ophiurella bispinosa, Ophiurella speciosa, Ophiurella viguieri

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Type: Ophiura speciosa

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder