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Description

All have arms with delicate translucent, thorny spines. The arms are flexible in all directions. Jaws with clusters of papillae on apex but not on the sides. Richmond 1997 <282>.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Specimen Records: 349
Specimens with Sequences: 297
Specimens with Barcodes: 296
Species: 30
Species With Barcodes: 20
Public Records: 234
Public Species: 19
Public BINs: 30
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Ophiotrichidae

Ophiotrichidae are a family of ophiurid brittle stars within the infraorder Gnathophiurina.

All have arms with delicate translucent, thorny spines. The arms are flexible in all directions. The jaws contain clusters of well-developed tooth papillae on the apex but not on the sides. There are no mouth papillae. Inside the mouth edge there is a second pair of tube feet. They show large radial shields. The dorsal surface of the disc is covered with spines and thorny towers.

Systematics

Ophiotrichidae contains the following genera:[2]

References

  1. ^ Hoggett, A.K., (1991). The genus Macrophiothrix (Ophiuroidae:Ophiotrichidae) in Australian waters. Invertebr. Taxon. 4:1077–1146.
  2. ^ MarineSpecies.org - Ophiotrichidae Ljungman, 1867
  • Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336–351
  • Stöhr, S.; Hansson, H. (2009). Ophiotrichidae. In: Stöhr, S., O’Hara, T. (Eds) (2009). World Ophiuroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at [1] on 2010-06-16
  • P.J. Hayward and J.S. Ryland (ed.), Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996, ISBN 0-19-854055-8
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