Note on heart urchins and sand dollars washed ashore

Gomathy, S and Selvanidhi, S and Laxmilatha, P (2018) Note on heart urchins and sand dollars washed ashore. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (235). p. 27. ISSN 0254-380 X


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Large quantities of fragile skeletons (Tests) of heart urchins and sand dollars were found washed ashore in Mudaliar kuppam, village and Pudukuppam village of Villupuram district during Maretia planulata (dorsal view) Echinodiscus bisperforatus September 2017. Out of hundreds of broken skeletons as well as a few intact pieces washed aquarium trade. Collection of live specimens is illegal. ashore, Maretia planulata (Tiny maretia heart urchin) and Echinodiscus bisperforatus (Keyhole sand dollar) were identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heart urchins; sand dollars; washed ashore; Mudaliar kuppam, village; Pudukuppam village; Villupuram; Maretia planulata; Tiny maretia; heart urchin; Echinodiscus bisperforatus; Keyhole sand dollar
Subjects: Echinoderms
Echinoderms > Sea Urchin
Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 09:00
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 09:00

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