CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Echinodermata (phylum)  »  Ophiuroidea (class)  »  Ophiurida (order)  »  Ophiuridae (family)

CAAB Code: 25 176951 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Ophiuridae - undifferentiated   
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata Distribution map:

Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Family: Ophiuridae (brittlestars) - show full list
Common Name: brittlestars
Common Names List: brittlestars
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 25 176000     Ophiuridae, Ophiomusaidae, Ophiosphalmidae, Astrophiuridae, Ophiopyrgidae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 25 176906     Haplophiura spp.
25 176907     Ophiocrossota spp.
25 176908     Ophiocten spp.
25 176910     Ophiomastus spp.
25 176913     Ophionotus spp.
25 176930     Ophiophyllum spp.
25 176902     Ophiura spp.
25 176924     Ophiuraster spp.
Organism Type: a brittlestar
Taxon Notes:This family is currently restricted to the following genera - Ophiura s.s, Ophiocrossota, Ophiocten, Ophioctenella and Ophionotus. Several other genera previously included here are listed as family incertae cedis in O'Hara et al, 2017 - here we retain them in Ophiuridae pending more work to clarify their status. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-06-23
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name
verified against
O'Hara, T.D. Hugall, A.F. Thuy, B. Stöhr, S. Martynov, A.V., 2017. Restructuring higher taxonomy using broad-scale phylogenomics: The living Ophiuroidea., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol. 107: 415-430. . doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.006
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