|Shallow-water regular echinoids (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from Kenya|
Samyn, Y. (2003). Shallow-water regular echinoids (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from Kenya. African Zoology 38(2): 193-212
In: African Zoology. Zoological Society of Southern Africa: Pretoria. ISSN 1562-7020 , more
Echinoidea [WoRMS]; Prionocidaris pistillaris (Lamarck, 1816) [WoRMS]; Pseudoboletia maculata maculata Troschel, 1869 [WoRMS]; Salmacis bicolor L. Agassiz in L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846 [WoRMS]; Marine
Prionocidaris pistillaris; Salmacis bicolor; Pseudoboletia maculata maculata; sea urchins; Regularia; Kenya; taxonomy.
The shallow-water regular echinoid fauna of Kenya is documented based on the results of several field trips, and additional information from the literature. The specimens observed and/or collected from Kenyan coral reefs and sea-grass beds belong to six families, 16 genera and 20 species. Two additional species are reported from the literature only. An identification key to generic level and synoptic descriptions are provided. Prionocidaris pistillaris (Lamarck, 1816), Salmacis bicolor L. Agassiz in Agassiz & Désor, 1841, and Pseudoboletia maculata maculata Troschel, 1869, are new records for Kenya, the last species also being a new record for the western Indian Ocean. Twenty-two species of regular echinoids are now known from Kenya.