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Verrill, 1870

Starfish of the Order Spinulosa with a very small disc and five long, cylindrical arms in which there is no distinct margin between upper and lower surface. There is a reticulate skeleton in the body wall. There are no paxilae or pedicellariae.

In the North Sea one species of this family is found:
- Henricia sanguinolenta

Family Echinasteridae