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Annotated checklist of the echinoderms from the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya: 1. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea
Samyn, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2000). Annotated checklist of the echinoderms from the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya: 1. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea. J. East Afr. Nat. Hist. 89(1): 1-36, 2 plates. dx.doi.org/10.2982/0012-8317(2000)89[1:ACOTEF]2.0.CO;2
In: Journal of East African Natural History. East Africa Natural History Society/National Museums of Kenya: Nairobi. ISSN 1026-1613, more
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  • Samyn, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2003). Annotated checklist of the echinoderms from the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya: 1. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 157-185, 2 pls., more
  • Samyn, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2000). Annotated checklist of the echinoderms from the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya: 1. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea, in: (2001). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 31(2001). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 31: pp. chapter 52, more

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Keywords
    Check lists; Echinoidea [WoRMS]; Holothuroidea [WoRMS]; Kenya, Kiunga Marine National Reserve; Marine

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  • Samyn, Y., more
  • Vanden Berghe, E., more

Abstract
    The echinoderm fauna of the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya, is documented, based on the results of a field trip, and additional information from the literature. In this first paper, the Holothuroidea and Echinoidea are discussed. A total of 91 specimens representing 8 orders, 13 families, 19 genera and 37 species were collected. Five other species were not collected but were identified in the field. Six additional species are reported from literature only and are not discussed. Diagnostic characters of every species recorded are given, as well as an assessment of their abundance in the Kiunga Marine Reserve. Clypeaster rarispinus, Phyllacanthus imperialis, Microcyphus rousseaui (Echinoidea), , Holothuria (Cystipus) rigida, Holothuria (Platyperona) difficilis, Labidodemas pertinax, Stichopus chloronotus and Stichopus cf monotuberculatus (Holothuroidea) are new records for Kenya. Holothuria (Theelothuria) turriscelsa is a new record for the Indian Ocean. This study stresses the importance of the Kiunga Marine National Reserve as a sanctuary in the conservation of the marine invertebrate fauna.

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