Paraferdina laccadivensis   James,  1976 (Starfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Asteroidea

Size: Distance from the centre of the mouth to the tip of the arm (R) = 35 mm.

Abactinal surface covered by polygonal plates, the plates not imbricating, leaving spaces for papular pores. Superomarginal plates oval, slightly convex. Actinal side devoid of papular pores. Furrow spines in a single series, covered by granules on the abradial surface. Abactinal and actinal surfaces including the subambulacral area completely covered by fine granules, finer and closer on the superomarginal plates.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Depth: 2 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sastry, DRK (1991) Echinodermata: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 363-397 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • James, DB (1973) Studies on Indian echinoderms - 5 New and little known starfishes from the Indian seas Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 15 (2) 556-559 Available at -

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