Echinoids (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from the Gulf of Mexico

Laguarda-Figueras, A.; Gutiérrez-Castro, A.; Solís-Marín, F.A.; Durán-González, A.; Torres-Vega, J.

Revista de Biologia Tropical 53(Suppl 3): 69-108


ISSN/ISBN: 0034-7744
PMID: 17469248
Accession: 052768014

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The echinoid fauna of the Gulf of Mexico collected during three research cruises (20-1260 m depth) was surveyed from samples were taken at 43 stations. A total of 190 individuals were identified (eight orders, 11 families, 15 genera and 18 species). Six species are new records for the Gulf of Mexico: Stylocidaris lineata, Phormosoma placenta placenta, Plesiodiadema antillarum, Plethotaenia spatangoides, Brissopsis atlantica and Hypselaster limicolus. This adds to the little information available on the echinoid fauna of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatan states in Mexico.