Asteriidae


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Asteriidae

[‚as·tə′ri·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large family of echinoderms in the order Forcipulatida, including many predatory sea stars.
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It is known that many sea star species of the family Asteriidae prefer small-sized scallops (Barbeau & Scheibling 1994, Barbeau et al.