Ophiolepididae Ljungman, 1867,

Stöhr, Sabine, Hugall, Andrew F., Thuy, Ben & Martynov, Alexander, 2018, Morphological diagnoses of higher taxa in Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) in support of a new classification, European Journal of Taxonomy 416, pp. 1-35: 18

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.416

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AD094812-5768-43E9-BCC2-9226E69F0820

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3816275

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039E87E8-1F71-303B-FE76-FEC97EAEFCF9

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scientific name

Ophiolepididae Ljungman, 1867
status

 

Family Ophiolepididae Ljungman, 1867  (restricted)

Type genus

Ophiolepis Müller & Troschel, 1840  (type species: O. superba H.L. Clark, 1915  ).

Other genera

Ophioteichus H.L. Clark, 1938  , Ophiotypa Koehler, 1897  .

Diagnosis

Accessory dorsal and ventral arm plates. Tooth sockets large, round to oval, with low, indistinct borders, deep but not penetrating. Lateral arm plates with single spur on ventral third of proximal half. Arm spine articulation with muscle and nerve openings of similar size. Finely porous stereom in all arm plates.