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 (ŏf′ē-yo͝or′oid, ō′fē-)
Any of various echinoderms in the class Ophiuroidea, which includes the basket stars and the brittle stars.

[From New Latin Ophiūroīdea, class name : Ophiūra, type genus (Greek ophis, snake + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots) + Greek -oeidēs, -oid.]
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(Zoology) of or similar to an ophiura
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Similar synaptotagmin staining occurs in the axial complex of the juvenile ophiuroid Amphiura filiformis (fig.
Our survey revealed the presence of the ophiuroid Ophiothela mirabilis off the coast of Ceara, in association with the octocoral Leptogorgia punicea (Fig.
The endoparasitic metanauplii of Caribeopsyllus amphiodiae grow in the stomach of its ophiuroid host for 5 months contrasting with a very short duration of its planktonic phases.
Lower biomass of Ophiacantha vivipara (Ljungman, 1870) (ophiuroid) and Porifera, as well as the scarcity of the ascidian Paramolgula gregaria were detected in zones CFE (Fig.
The different types were regarded as the same species, based mainly on the fact that only a single type of male was observed from the host ophiuroid (Kozloff, 1969, 1992).
Pettibone (1993) mentioned that the dorsal tubercles were quite similar to the ophiuroid upon which the specimens were found.
Use of refuges by the ophiuroid Ophiopholis aculeate: contrasting effects of substratum complexity on predation risk from two predators.
The importance of offshore origination revealed through ophiuroid phylogenomics.
was common, while higher densities (up to 500 ind./[m.sup.2]) coincided with the presence of the ophiuroid Amphioplus hexacanthus.
The gobies seen in our study tended to show neither a strong association with any substratum type (and their associated biota), nor were they linked to areas with a rich ophiuroid fauna (Tables 4 and 6).
Similar 2b-RAD work on the circumpolar ophiuroid Ophionotus victoriae revealed four distinct populations that were geographically structured and may represent multiple species (Galaska et al., 2017b).