How does embryonic and larval thermal tolerance contribute to the distribution of the sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii (Diadematidae
) in New Zealand?
Patrones de distribucion y tasas de bioerosion del erizo Centrostephanus coronatus (Diadematoida: Diadematidae
), en el arrecife de Playa Blanca, Pacifico colombiano.
Diademasetosum (Leske, 1778) (Echinometra: Echinoidea: Diadematidae
) also known as long-spined black sea urchin, is one of the most common echinoids that widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean especially in coral ecosystems,and have profound biological, ecological and aquacultural significance (Lessios et al., 2001; Rahman et al., 2012a).
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.
Hawaiian and other Pacific echini - The Salenidae, Arbaciadae, Aspidodiadematidae, and Diadematidae
The larvae of Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778) (Camarodonta: Diadematidae
) from South China Sea.
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
. Recent authors (e.g., Smith, 1984) have elevated the echinothuriids and pedinids to ordinal level, placing three families in the order Diadematoida: the Aspidodiadematidae, the Diadematidae
, and the Lissodiadematidae.
Abundance, distribution and size structure of Diadema antillarum (Echinodermata: Diadematidae
) in South Eastern Cuban coral reefs.