Forcipulatida

Forcipulatida

[fȯr¦sip·ə′lad·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of echinoderms in the subclass Asteroidea characterized by crossed pedicellariae.
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A dead sea-star (Forcipulatida, Pisaster spp.) was located a few meters away from the salamander.
Orden Forcipulatida Perrier, 1884 Familia Asteriidae Gray, 1840 Meyenaster gelatinosus (Meyen, 1834) Material examinado: 2 especimenes: 1 especimen (UPCH CZM-56) R= 141 mm, recolectado el 5 de diciembre del 2008 en el islote El Avion, San Juan de Marcona (15[grados]23'26,02"S - 75[grados]10'45,02"W) a 19 m de profundidad; 1 especimen, R= 185 mm, recolectado en Punta Picata, Tacna, en el 2006 (Recolector: Marco Rios).
Orden valvatida Perrier, 1884 Familia Oreasteridae Fisher, 1911 Genero Nidorellia Gray, 1840 Nidorellia armata (Gray, 1840) Genero Pentaceraster Doderlein, 1916 Pentaceraster cuminigi (Gray, 1840) Familia Acanthasteridae Sladen, 1889 Genero Acanthaster Gervais, 1841 Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) Familia Mithrodiidae viguier, 1878 Genero Mithrodia Gray, 1840 Mithrodia bradleyi (verrill, 1870) Familia Ophidiasteridae verrill, 1870 Genero Pharia Gray, 1840 Pharia pyramidatus (Gray, 1840) Genero Phataria Gray, 1840 Phataria unifascialis (Gray, 1840) Orden Forcipulatida Perrier, 1884 Familia Heliasteridae viguier, 1878 Genero Heliaster Gray, 1840 Heliaster kubinijii (Xantus, 1860)
- We rooted the phylogenetic tree using the mtDNA sequences for Pisaster ochraceus (Order Forcipulatida) in Smith et al.
Previous laboratory studies have noted larval cloning in members of the Paxillosida and Forcipulatida (EJB and WBJ, pers.
No SCB were found in Henricia or in any of the seastars belonging to the order Forcipulatida with either epifluorescence or TEM.