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. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 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 2018-10-20
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original description Clark, H. L. (1938). Echinoderms from Australia, an account of collections made in 1929 and 1932. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 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]   
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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]