Kanakaster plinthinos Mah 2017

Mah, Christopher L., 2018, New genera, species and occurrence records of Goniasteridae (Asteroidea; Echinodermata) from the Indian Ocean, Zootaxa 4539 (1), pp. 1-116: 48

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Kanakaster plinthinos Mah 2017


Kanakaster plinthinos Mah 2017 

Figure 17 C, DView FIGURE 17

Mah 2017: 34

Comments. These specimen are nearly identical to the New Caledonia individuals described by Mah (2017) with the notable difference that the small bare patches present on the superomarginal plates in the type series are absent ( Fig. 17CView FIGURE 17) and in having more than ten marginal plates per interradius rather than six to eight ( Fig. 17CView FIGURE 17). The body shape and joined distal superomarginals are identical. These are the first recorded occurrences of this species from beyond the type locality.

Occurrence. New Caledonia, Madagascar, Kenya, 140– 350 m.

Material Examined. IE-2007-4004 Madagascar. 2608’S 4539’E, 333 m, Coll. Atimo Vatae, N / O Nosy Be 11, st  . DW 3553, 5 May 2010. 1 wet spec. R=1.3 r=0.6  . USNMAbout USNM E51268View Materials NE of Mombasa, Kenya. 242’S, 4053 E, 140 m. Coll. R / V Anton Bruun 6 Nov. 1964. 1 wet spec. R=1.9, r=0.8  .


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