Diadema savignyi   (Audouin,  1829) (Sea Urchin)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order:Diadematoida
Family:Diadematidae

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Description
Size: Ambital diameter (D) = 25-30 mm.

Ambulacral plates diadematoid; primary tubercles perforate and crenulate. Primary spines fragile, long, slender, hollow at the centre, pointed and banded with white and dark. Anal tube long, without a red ring neat the anal opening.


Synonym (s)
Diadema savignyi James, 1969
Centrechinus savignyi (Audouin, 1829)
Centrostephanus savignyi (Audouin, 1829)
Cidarites savignyi Audouin, 1829
Diadema globulosum Bolsche, 1865

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Demersal, Coastal
Prey:  Benthic algae and weeds

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 05/04/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 11/04/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 29/03/1984)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Sastry, DRK (2002) Echinodermata associated with coral reefs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Zoological Survey of India ZSI 100(3-4) 21-60 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • James, DB. (1983) Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources and Beche-de-mer industry Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Fisheries Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 85-93 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/809/1/Bulletin_No_34.pdf
  • 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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