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Indian Ocean echinoderms collected during the Sindbad Voyage (1980-81): 3. Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea
Price, A.R.G.; Rowe, F.W.E. (1996). Indian Ocean echinoderms collected during the Sindbad Voyage (1980-81): 3. Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus., Zool. Ser. 62(2): 71-82
In: Bulletin of the Natural History Museum: Zoology Series. Natural History Museum (London): London. ISSN 0968-0470, more
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  • Price, A.R.G.
  • Rowe, F.W.E.

Abstract
    At least 44 ophiuroid and 11 echinoid species are recorded from echinoderm collections made during an international expedition, the Sindbad Voyage, from Oman to China. Sampling localities include the little known Lakshadweep (Laccadive), Islands and Pula Wé (Sumatra) from which 71% of the species were recorded. Following the zoogeographic subdivisions of Clark & Rowe (1971), range extensions are recorded for ten of the ophiuroids: W. India (Amphioplus (Lymanella) sp.); Sri Lanka (Ophiactis modesta, Ophiarachna robillardi, Ophiodyscrita instratus); Maldives area (Cryptopelta granulifera, Ophiochaeta hirsuta); and Indonesia/East Indies (Amphiura (Amphiura) dejectoides, Amphiura (Amphiura) micra, Amphioplus (Amphioplus) stenaspis, Ophiogymna pellicula). In addition to the taxonomic treatment, ecological information for each echinoderm species (habitat types, depth range) is provided and broadly analysed.

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