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Viguier, 1878

Starfish of the Order Spinulosa with a large disc and usually more than 5, fairly long and rounded arms. The upper surface is usually strengthened by a reticulum of ossicles. The marginal plates are represented by a single series of larger paxillae, above which there may be a second series of smaller paxillae.

Two species of this family are found in the North Sea:
- Crossaster papposus
- Solaster endeca

Family Solasteridae