Zoological Studies

Vol. 39 No. 3, 2000

The Irregular Sea Urchins (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from Taiwan, with Descriptions of Six New Records

Shyh-Min Chao

Division of Zoology, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan 404

Shyh-Min Chao (2000) Taiwan's irregular sea urchin fauna now comprises 19 valid species in 11 families. New records include Fibularia ovulum Lamarck (Fibulariidae), Astriclypeus manni Verrill (Astriclypeidae), Linopneustes sp. (Palaeopneustidae), Schizaster lacunosus (Linnaeus) (Schizasteridae), Brissus latecarinatus (Leske), and Rhynobrissus pyramidalis A. Agassiz (Brissidae). Species accounts and figures of 14 species collected by the author are presented.

Key words: Sea urchins, Irregular urchins, Echinoderms, Taiwan, Taxonomy.

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