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Echinodermata MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Echinodermata
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.408
Unique ID
D004447
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004447
Annotation
includes SEA URCHINS; STARFISH; sea lilies, SEA CUCUMBERS & brittle stars; /‌microbiol /‌parasitol /‌virol permitted
Scope Note
A phylum of the most familiar marine invertebrates. Its class Stelleroidea contains two subclasses, the Asteroidea (the STARFISH or sea stars) and the Ophiuroidea (the brittle stars, also called basket stars and serpent stars). There are 1500 described species of STARFISH found throughout the world. The second class, Echinoidea, contains about 950 species of SEA URCHINS, heart urchins, and sand dollars. A third class, Holothuroidea, comprises about 900 echinoderms known as SEA CUCUMBERS. Echinoderms are used extensively in biological research. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp773-826)
Registry Number
txid7586
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Echinodermata Preferred
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