Welcome to Brittle stars and basket stars - a taxonomy portal

Welcome to the brittle star and basket star taxonomy portal. The site is experimental and under development. It is currently hibernating due to time constraints of its maintainers. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevent us from updating the taxonomy. Please, find the current taxonomy at http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/index.php

To use this site, please click on the tab Introduction for an introduction to brittle star anatomy and life-style. On the tab Ophiuroidea you will find a classification that can be navigated. To each taxon there may be information such as a description, biology, DNA-sequences, images, literature and more. These are collected from other internet sources and the owners of this site take no responsibility for the correctness of the information. It may still be useful for various purposes.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith