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Noun1.Ophiuroidea - brittle stars and basket stars
Echinodermata, phylum Echinodermata - radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers
Ophiurida, subclass Ophiurida - brittle stars
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Suborder Blennioidei 0 47 Black sea bass Centropristis striata 1 0 Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides 1 0 Snapping shrimps Alpheoidea 0 27 Banded tulip Fasciolaria lilium 0 1 Polychaetes Polychaeta 0 4 Brittle star Ophiuroidea 0 20 Anemone Anemone 0 1 Clapper rail Rallus crepitans 1 0 Diamondback terrapin Malaclemys terrapin 5 0 Hermit crabs Paguroidea 0 2 Purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus 0 1 purpuratus
As a mark of the respect in which he was held by his peers, over 100 species and five genera of Diptera were named in his honour (2), together with taxa in at least 11 other insect orders (Coleoptera, Dermaptera, Heteroptera, Hymenoptera, fossil Grylloblattida, Lepidoptera, Neuroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Psocoptera, Strepsiptera) and four other classes of invertebrates (Malacostraca, Oligochaeta, fossil Ophiuroidea, Tardigrada) (M.