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

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Marine Biology, Graduate school of Marine Science and Technology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Marine Biology, Graduate school of Marine Science and Technology, Khorramshahr University of Marine Science and Technology


Species identification is always important. Records of sea urchins and sand dollars species (Echinodermata, Echinoidea) are 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. 


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