Physical Description

Diagnostic Description


Cup composed of radial and basal ossicles without anal plates in the adult. Infrabasals present in many fossil taxa; reduced or absent in extant taxa. Mouth exposed on the surface. Axial nerves enclosed in a canal penetrating the basals, radials, and brachials. Brachials generally joined by muscular articulation, but non-muscular (ligamentary) articulations are present in almost all species. Arms bearing pinnules in all extant taxa.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species


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