International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1
First record of black spined sea urchin, Stomopneustes variolaris (Lamarck, 1816) from Ratnagiri, (Echinoidea, Stomopneustoida, Stomopneustidae) Maharashtra

MB Hodge, AD Adsul, ST Indulkar, RK Pai, CM Mestry, NS Sawant

The first report of sea urchin (Echinodermata, Echinoidea) Stomopneustes variolaris (Lamarck, 1816) from Ratnagiri coast (Maharashtra West coast of India). A complete description of the species has been made based on test morphology. The study revealed that characters of ambulacral and inter-ambulacral plates, peristome, tubercles, apical system, Periproct and spine colouration.
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