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A synthesis of the echinoderm fauna of the Maltese islands
Tanti, C.M.; Schembri, P.J. (2006). A synthesis of the echinoderm fauna of the Maltese islands. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 86(1): 163-165. hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S0025315406012987
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Tanti, C.M.
  • Schembri, P.J.

Abstract
    A review of existing literature records of echinoderms from Malta and a study of a large collection of specimens was carried out between 2000 and 2004 so as to update and produce a validated checklist of echinoderms occurring in Maltese waters. Seventy different species of echinoderms are recorded, including a number of species for which only single records exist for the Maltese islands and five species that were not found in the present study. The Maltese echinoderm fauna includes 45% of the 153 recorded Mediterranean echinoderm species, and apart from two aliens, is typical of the central Mediterranean region.

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