Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Asterozoa > Class Asteroidea > Superorder Valvatacea

Valvatida Perrier, 1884

Rank: Order
Taxon Status: accepted


Archasteridae Viguier, 1878
Asterinidae Gray, 1840
Asteropseidae Hotchkiss & Clark, 1976
Chaetasteridae Sladen, 1889
Goniasteridae Forbes, 1841
Odontasteridae Verrill, 1899
Ophidiasteridae Verrill, 1870
Oreasteridae Fisher, 1911
Podosphaerasteridae Fujita & Rowe, 2002
Poraniidae Perrier, 1875
Solasteridae Viguier, 1878
Sphaerasteridae Schöndorf, 1906


basis of record

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Blake, D.B. (1980). On the affinites of three small sea-star families. Journal of Natural History 14: 163-182

additional source

Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366

additional source

Clark, A.M. and M.E. Downey. (1992). Starfishes of the Atlantic. Chapman & Hall Identification Guides, 3. Chapman & Hall: London, UK. ISBN 0-412-43280-3. xxvi, 794 pp.

additional source

Blake, D.B. (1987). Classification and phylogeny of post-Paleozoic sea stars (Asteroidea: Echinodermata). Journal of Natural History 21: 481-528.

additional source

Blake, D.B. (1981).A reassessment of the sea-star orders Valvatida and Spinulosida. Journal of Natural History 15: 375-394

status source

Mah, C.L. and D.W. Foltz. (2011). Molecular Phylogeny of the Valvatacea (Asteroidea, Echinodermata). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 161: 769-788.



External Links



Mah, C. (2014). Valvatida. In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123090




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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