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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 25 185951 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority


Rank: Family
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata Echinoderms (seastars, sea urchins, crinoids, etc.)
Family: 25 185 Ophiacanthidae (brittlestars) - show full list
Common Name: brittlestars
Organism Type: a brittlestar
Synonyms: Ophiocanopidae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 25 185000     Ophiacanthidae, Ophiocamacidae, Ophiotomidae, Ophiobyrsidae
Child Codes: 25 185906     Ophiacantha spp.
25 185907     Ophientrema spp.
25 185927     Ophiocanops spp.
25 185910     Ophiolebes spp.
25 185911     Ophiolimna spp.
25 185913     Ophiomitrella spp.
25 185924     Ophiomoeris spp.
25 185915     Ophiophthalmus spp.
25 185901     Ophioplinthaca spp.
25 185922     Ophiurothamnus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
25 162000
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: 2019-11-21
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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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