Full name: WoRMS Ophiuroidea: World Ophiuroidea Database
Short name: WoRMS Ophiuroidea
Version: Oct 2008
Release date: 2008-10-10
Authors/editors: Stöhr S. & O’Hara T.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Echinodermata - Ophiuroidea
English name of the group: Brittle stars and basket stars
Number of species: 2,152
Number of infraspecific taxa: 47
Number of synonyms: 1,701
Number of common names: 21
Total number of names: 3,921
Abstract: This first ever world database of extant ophiuroid species names is the result of long term accumulation of taxonomic information from the literature. It is the most recent and up-to-date census of the taxon available. Data are contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea