Solasteridae

Solasteridae

[‚säl·ə′ster·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
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).