Clypeaster rarispinus   de Meijere,  1903 (Sea Urchin)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order:Clypeasteroida
Family:Clypeasteridae

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Description
Test flat, thin, fragile, decagonal or almost rounded. Margin thin. Madreporic pores in a sinuous groove. Oral furrows distinct up to half the test radius. Periproct on the oral side, close to the posterior margin, in the posterior interambulacrum. Five genital pores.


Synonym (s)
Clypeaster rarispinus Clark and Rowe, 1971
Clypeaster (Leptoclypus) rarispinus de Meijere, 1903
Clypeaster audouini Fourtau, 1904
Coronanthus rarispinus (de Meijere, 1903)
Stolonoclypus audouini (Fourtau, 1904 )

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• West Bengal, Matla INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Gangavaram INDIA (Record: 09/1986-05/1988) (Depth: 20-50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
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  • Species belonging to porifera in Indian Ocean
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