class Ophiuroidea

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Related to class Ophiuroidea: class Holothuroidea, class Echinoidea
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Noun1.class 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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Brittle stars (class Ophiuroidea) with ancestral indirect development go through the swimming, feeding ophiopluteus larva stage (MacBride, 1907; Mortensen, 1921, 1931, 1937, 1938; Narasimhamurti, 1933; Olsen, 1942; Hendler, 1975; Rumrill, 1984; Mladenov, 1985; Yamashita, 1985).