Ophiuran

Related to Ophiuran: Ophiura

O`phi`u´ran


a.1.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Ophiurioidea.
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On the development of the calcareous plates of an Ophiuran, Amphioplus japonica Matsumoto.
Interspecific variations in ophiuran vertebral ossicle morphology have been linked to unusual forms of locomotion (Hendler and Miller, 1991) and to specific feeding strategies (Robbins, 1986).
Arm joint articulations in the ophiuran brittlestars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea): a morphometric analysis of ontogenetic, serial, and interspecific variation.
Prey were identified to the minimum possible taxonomic level (with each considered as 1 item) using specialized keys according to the taxonomic group: crustaceans (Brusca 1980, Hendrickx 1995, Kerstitch & Bertsch 2007), bivalves and gastropods (Keen 1971, Brusca 1980, Poutiers 1995), fish (Heemstra 1995, Sommer 1995), polychaetes (Brusca & Brusca 2005), sea urchins and ophiurans (Kerstitch & Bertsch 2007).
The number of Ophiurans was remarkably small as compared with the fauna of deep waters on the Atlantic side, where it often seems as if Ophiurans had been the first and only objects created.
And so on through a list of the Ophiurans, Gorgonians, crustaceans, worms, mollusks, fishes, etc.
Ophiurans from Tanabe Bay and its vicinity, with the description of a new species of Ophiocentrus.