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.