WoRMS name details

Heliocidaris erythrogramma parvispina H. L. Clark, 1938

757671  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:757671)

 unaccepted (subjective junior synonym)
Subspecies
Heliocidaris erythrogramma var. parvispina H. L. Clark, 1938 (Infrasubspecific taxon that is to be treated as a subspecies according to ICZN 4th Ed. Article 45.6.4)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Clark, H. L. (1938). Echinoderms from Australia, an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 55: 1-597 (28 plates)., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25703#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 404 [details]   
Distribution Southwest Australia  
Distribution Southwest Australia [details]

Status The var. parvispina is described by Clark as characterized by the primary spines being nearly or quite wanting; if they are...  
Status The var. parvispina is described by Clark as characterized by the primary spines being nearly or quite wanting; if they are present they are very small. The secondary spines on the other hand are extremely numerous. I cannot help suggesting that this variety is based simply on specimens which, for some reason or other (attack by fishes?), have lost their spines and are about to regenerate them. I have a specimen from Port Jackson which is exactly in such condition (Pl. XXXVIII, Fig. 5) and might thus far be identified as "var. parvispina"; but there is not the slightest doubt that this specimen has lost most of its primary spines and is about to regenerate them.  [details]

Taxonomic remark Originally proposed as an infrasubspecific taxon (variety), but is to be treated as a subspecies according to the Code...  
Taxonomic remark Originally proposed as an infrasubspecific taxon (variety), but is to be treated as a subspecies according to the Code (ICZN 1999 Art. 45.6.4.). [details]
Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2018). World Echinoidea Database. Heliocidaris erythrogramma parvispina H. L. Clark, 1938. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=757671 on 2018-07-17
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original description Clark, H. L. (1938). Echinoderms from Australia, an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 55: 1-597 (28 plates)., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25703#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 404 [details]   

original description  (ofHeliocidaris erythrogramma var. parvispina H. L. Clark, 1938) Clark, H. L. (1938). Echinoderms from Australia, an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 55: 1-597 (28 plates)., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25703#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 404 [details]   

basis of record Kier, P. M. & Lawson, M. H. 1978. Index of living and fossil echinoids 1924-1970. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 34, 1-182., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/paleobiology/pdf_lo/sctp-0034.pdf
page(s): 46 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Mortensen, T. (1943). A Monograph of the Echinoidea. III, 3. Camarodonta. II. Echinidæ, Strongylocentrotidæ, Parasaleniidæ, Echinometridæ. 446 pp., C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.
page(s): 349 [details]   

basis of record  (ofHeliocidaris erythrogramma var. parvispina H. L. Clark, 1938) Kier, P. M. & Lawson, M. H. 1978. Index of living and fossil echinoids 1924-1970. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 34, 1-182., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/paleobiology/pdf_lo/sctp-0034.pdf
page(s): 46 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Distribution Southwest Australia [details]

Status The var. parvispina is described by Clark as characterized by the primary spines being nearly or quite wanting; if they are present they are very small. The secondary spines on the other hand are extremely numerous. I cannot help suggesting that this variety is based simply on specimens which, for some reason or other (attack by fishes?), have lost their spines and are about to regenerate them. I have a specimen from Port Jackson which is exactly in such condition (Pl. XXXVIII, Fig. 5) and might thus far be identified as "var. parvispina"; but there is not the slightest doubt that this specimen has lost most of its primary spines and is about to regenerate them.  [details]

Taxonomic remark Originally proposed as an infrasubspecific taxon (variety), but is to be treated as a subspecies according to the Code (ICZN 1999 Art. 45.6.4.). [details]