Asteronychidae Verrill, 1899

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: 7

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B6A80A66-E868-4578-A5E5-655E0F18AA84

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D88782-FFDA-FFAE-7896-F9A764BAF899

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Asteronychidae Verrill, 1899
status

 

Family Asteronychidae Verrill, 1899 

Diagnosis. Arms simple, coiled. Disc five lobed or circular, covered with skin and/or plate-shaped external ossicles. Teeth spiniform, covering whole side of jaw. Radial shields narrow, multi-layered. Ventral arm plates limited to a few basal arm segments. Up to more than ten arm spines. Genital slits usually small, half the length of the height of the disc.