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Ophioma Pomel 1885 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 81890

Full reference: A. Pomel. 1885. Paléontologie ou description des animaux fossiles de l'Algérie. Zoophytes. 2, Echinodermes. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger 1-344

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, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenaster, Stenasteridae

Subtaxa: Ophioma juliensis

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