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The sun stars, a family of asteroid echinoderms in the order Spinulosida.
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Close relationship between Asterina and Solasteridae
(Asteroidea) supported by both nuclear and mitochondrial gene molecular phylogenies.
pseudoexigua pacifica) and a "spinulosid" (Crossaster papposus, Family Solasteridae
), to the exclusion of some other species reliably assigned to the Order Valvatida.
Within the asteroids, the families Asteriidae and Solasteridae
have shown sperm attractant cross-reactivity between them, but not with any other asteroid families tested (Miller, 1985b).