Prionocidaris verticillata   (Lamarck,  1816) (Sea Urchin)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order:Cidaroida
Family:Cidaridae

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Description
Color: Junble green with surrounding whorl of secondary spines grey.

Cidarid (ambulacral and interambulacral plates extending on peristome, interambulacral plates with a single large primary tubercle) with flat miliary spines surrounding the collar of the primary spines, shaft of primary spines distinctly verticillate with 3-4 thorny whorls, pore pairs conjugate.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Demersal, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sastry, DRK (1991) Echinodermata: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 363-397 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Starfish Available at - http://www.starfish.ch/
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Echinodermata_India_Checklist.pdf
  • James, DB (1989) Echinoderms of Lakshadweep and their zoogeography Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 97-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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