Notomyotida

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Notomyotida
Benthopecten sp.jpg
Benthopecten species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Notomyotida
Mah, C.L. (2009)
Family: Benthopectinidae
Genera

8, see text.

The Notomyotida are an order of sea stars containing at least 75 species in eight genera of the monotypic family, Benthopectinidae.

These asteroids are deep-sea dwelling and have flexible arms. The inner dorso-lateral surface of the arms contain characteristic longitudinal muscle bands.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asterozoa: Fossil groups: SciComms 05-06: Earth Sciences". Palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk. 2005-11-22. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  2. ^ "The World Asteroidea Database - Benthopectinidae". Marinespecies.eu. Retrieved 2010-07-30.