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Issue Information: Vol. 12, No. 1,(2016)

Article Title: Contribution to the knowledge of echinoid fauna from ‎Persian Gulf (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)‎


pages: 37-50

DOI: 10.22067/ijab.v12i1.47391

Abstract
Species identification is always important. Records of sea urchins and sand dollars species ‎‎(Echinodermata, Echinoidea) is given from Iranian waters. Nine Species of Echinoderms were ‎identified through the study. The species identification was made using morphological ‎characteristics and review of checklist key. Nine species were identified here, including ‎Echinometra mathaei, Prionocidaris baculosa, Temnopleurus toreumaticus, Echinothrix ‎calamaris, Clypeaster humilis, Echinodiscus auritus, Diadema setosum, Diadema savignyi and ‎Parasalenia gratiosa of which three species namely Echinothrix calamaris, Diadema savignyi ‎and Parasalenia gratiosa were new records to Persian Gulf.‎

key words:   Echinoderm, Sea urchin, Sand dollar, Persian Gulf

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Reception Date: 08/06/2015 , Accept date: 09/01/2016 , Published Date: 11/01/2016

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