CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 25 176955 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority


Rank: Family
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata Echinoderms (seastars, sea urchins, crinoids, etc.)
Family: 25 176 Ophiopyrgidae (brittlestars) - show full list
Common Name: brittlestars
Organism Type: a brittlestar
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 25 176000     Ophiuridae, Ophiomusaidae, Ophiosphalmidae, Astrophiuridae, Ophiopyrgidae
Child Codes: 25 176903     Amphiophiura spp.
25 176923     Aspidophiura spp.
25 176905     Dictenophiura spp.
25 176926     Ophioperla spp.
25 176930     Ophiophyllum spp.
25 176914     Ophiopleura spp.
25 176915     Ophioplinthus spp.
25 176917     Ophiopyrgus spp.
25 176927     Ophiosparte spp.
25 176918     Ophiosteira spp.
25 176932     Ophiuroglypha spp.
25 176922     Stegophiura spp.
25 176934     Euvondrea spp.
Taxon Notes:This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-06-23
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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 doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.006
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