Global Diversity of Brittle Stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)

  title={Global Diversity of Brittle Stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)},
  author={Sabine St{\"o}hr and Timothy D. O'Hara and Ben Thuy},
  booktitle={PloS one},
This review presents a comprehensive overview of the current status regarding the global diversity of the echinoderm class Ophiuroidea, focussing on taxonomy and distribution patterns, with brief introduction to their anatomy, biology, phylogeny, and palaeontological history. A glossary of terms is provided. Species names and taxonomic decisions have been extracted from the literature and compiled in The World Ophiuroidea Database, part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS… CONTINUE READING
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