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Published: 2019-10-21

The echinoid fauna from middle and southern Japan: a preliminary report

Research Institute for Integrated Science, Kanagawa University, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa 259-1293, Japan
Department of Geology & Palaeontology, Natural History Museum Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Department of Geology & Palaeontology, Natural History Museum Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Biological Institute on Kuroshio, Kuroshio Biological Research Foundation, Otsuki town, Kochi 788-0333, Japan
Education Center, Manazuru Town Office, Manazuru Town, Kanagawa 259-0202, Japan
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kanagawa University, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa 259-1293, Japan
Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kanagawa University, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa 259-1293, Japan
Echinodermata echinoid fauna Japan

Abstract

Fifty-eight echinoid species from 22 families in nine orders were collected from middle and southern Japan. One species, Aeropsis fulva, is reported here for the first time from Japan, and four species, Mespilia levituberculata, Pseudoboletia maculata, Lissodiadema purpureum and Echinodiscus tenuissimus require systematic re-examination.