Diadematidae


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Diadematidae

[‚dī·ə·də′mad·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of large euechinoid echinoderms in the order Diadematoida having crenulate tubercles and long spines.
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Reproduction of the Diadematidae sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in a recently colonized area of northern New Zealand.
We stress the importance of pedicellariae for the specific identification of the Diadematidae, considering that they are quite constant and reliable at this taxonomic level.
Keywords: Diadematidae, pedicellariae, sea urchins, Brazil, taxonomy.
Encope irregularis Clark, Clypeasteroida: Mellitidae 1948 Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Astropyga pulvinata (Lamarck, Diadematoida: Diadematidae 1816) Diadema mexicaum A.
Familia Diadematidae Gray, 1855 Diadema antillarum Philippi, 1845
Hawaiian and other Pacific echini - The Salenidae, Arbaciadae, Aspidodiadematidae, and Diadematidae.
Vance (1979) found that the sea urchin Centrostephanus coronatus, a member of the Diadematidae family, avoids consuming crustose coralline algae when eating other algae, favoring development of coralline algae.
On the basis of adult characters, notably aulodont teeth and hollow spines, Mortensen (1927) placed the family in the order Diadematoida, suborder Aulodonta, in the company of the Echinothuriidae, the Pedinidae, and the Diadematidae.
This prediction is in stark contrast to the 2-arm larvae with widely spread arms (the "Echinopluteus transversus" of Mortensen, 1921) found in all members of the closely related families Diadematidae and Micropygidae.
Orden Cidaroida Claus, 1880 Familia Cidariidae Gray, 1825 Genero Eucidaris Pomel, 1883 Eucidaris thouarsii (valenciennes, 1846) Orden Diadematoida Duncan, 1889 Familia Diadematidae Gray, 1855 Genero Diadema Gray, 1825 Diadema mexicanum (A.
Se han mencionado tres especies de erizos de la familia Diadematidae de la costa Pacifica de Costa Rica: Diadema mexicanum, Astropyga pulvinata (Cortes y Alvarado en prensa) y Echinothrix diadema (Lessios et al.
Diadematidae Centrostephanus coronatus (Verrill, 1867) Ro, Pe Infra, Meso Diadema mexicanum A.