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There are 5 related classes in the phylum Echinodermata (the Latin name means "spiny-skinned").Sea star or starfish (Asteroidea)Brittle stars, basket stars, serpent stars (Ophiuroidea)Sea urchins, heart urchins and sanddollars (Echinoidea)Holothurians or sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea)Feather stars and sea lilies (Crinoidea).This site describes their biology and diversity with numerous photos.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 03, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 04, 2010
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Submitter: Alan Wolf


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
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Language: German, English
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