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Echinaster sepositus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Spinulosida
Perrier, 1884
2 , see text.

The Spinulosida are an order of sea stars containing at least 120 species in seven genera and two families.

Spinulosids completely lack pedicellariae and have a delicate skeletal arrangement. Their name comes from the presence of numerous low spines on the aboral (upper) surface.[1] No fossil spinulosids have yet been found.[2]


According to World Register of Marine Species:[3]


  1. ^ Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 948. ISBN 0-03-056747-5. 
  2. ^ "Asterozoa: Fossil groups: SciComms 05-06: Earth Sciences". Palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk. 2005-11-22. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  3. ^ "The World Asteroidea Database - Mithrodiidae". Marinespecies.eu. Retrieved 2010-07-30.