Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

The most dominant family in the tropics. Jaws triangular with numerous lateral papillae along the edge of the oral plates, and with a cluster of papillae at the apex of each jaw. Richmond 1997 <282>.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:757Public Records:526
Specimens with Sequences:657Public Species:17
Specimens with Barcodes:655Public BINs:25
Species:38         
Species With Barcodes:30         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Ophiocomidae

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Wikipedia

Ophiocomidae

Ophiocomidae are a family of brittle stars of the suborder Ophiurina.

Systematics and phylogeny[edit]

Ophiocomidae has been placed (along with Ophionereididae) to the superfamily Ophiocomidea and infraorder Gnathophiurina[1] or suborder Gnathophiurina[2] in different classifications.

Genera[edit]

The following genera are included in the family according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS): [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, A.B.; Paterson, G.L.J., Ophiuroid phylogeny and higher taxonomy: morphological, molecular and palaeontological perspectives. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 114 (1995)
  2. ^ "Ophiocomidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ Ophiocomidae World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-08-30.

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