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Heliaster Gray 1840 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Heliasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31415

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1840. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma Asterias (Linn.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:275-290

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

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Heliaster microbrachius

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore