Gorgonocephalidae Ljungman, 1867

Baker, Alan N., Okanishi, Masanori & Pawson, David L., 2018, Euryalid brittle stars from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 1963 - 64 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalida), Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 1-27: 9

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.1.1

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Gorgonocephalidae Ljungman, 1867
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Family Gorgonocephalidae Ljungman, 1867 

Diagnosis. Arms simple, or branching, coiled. Disc five lobed or circular, covered with skin and/or various shaped external ossicles. Hooklets borne on at least middle to distal portion of aboral arms. Teeth spiniform. Radial shields narrow, multi-layered. Ventral arm plates limited to basal few arm segments. Up to more than ten arm spines. Genital slits usually small, approximately one half of the height of the disc.