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Family Ophiactidae Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida

PaleoDB taxon number: 80846

Full reference: H. Matsumoto. 1915. A new classification of Ophiuroidea: with description of genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67:43-92

Parent taxon: Ophiurina according to L. Martin-Medrano et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Hemieuryalina, Ophiacanthidae, Ophiolepididae

Subtaxa: Ophiactis, Ophiopholis

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Type: Ophiactis

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder-detritivore