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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Echinodermata (phylum)  »  Ophiuroidea (class)  »  Euryalida (order)  »  Euryalidae (family)

CAAB Code: 25 170000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority


Rank: Family
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata Echinoderms (seastars, sea urchins, crinoids, etc.)
Family: 25 170 Euryalidae (snakestars) - show full list
Common Name: snakestars
Organism Type: a snakestar
Synonyms: Euryalinae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 25 165000     Phrynophiurida
Child Codes: 25 170901     Asteromorpha spp.
25 170904     Asteroschema spp.
25 170905     Astrobrachion spp.
25 170902     Astroceras spp.
25 170906     Euryale spp.
25 170907     Ophiocreas spp.
25 170908     Squamophis spp.
25 170909     Sthenocephalus spp.
25 170910     Trichaster spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
25 172000, 25 170912, 25 170911, 25 170913
Taxon Notes:The structure of this family has varied in the last few years, but here we follow O'Hara et al, 2018, and do not recognise subfamilies. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-07-13
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name
verified against
O'Hara, T.D., Stöhr, S., Hugall, A.F., Thuy, B., Martynov, A., 2018. Morphological diagnoses of higher taxa in Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) in support of a new classification., European Journal of Taxonomy, Vol. 416: 1-35. . doi:10.5852/ejt.2018.416
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