Asteriidae

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Asteriidae
Leptasterias hexactis.jpg
Leptasterias hexactis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Forcipulatida
Family: Asteriidae
Gray, 1840 [1]
Diversity
39 genera, See text.

The Asteriidae are a diverse family of Asteroidea (sea stars) in the order Forcipulatida. It is one of three families in the order Forcipulatida.

Genera[edit]

Pacific sea star, Asterias amurensis

The World Register of Marine Species lists these genera within the family Asteriidae:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mah, Christopher (2012). "Asteriidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-05-17.