Girish Mahajan

Asthenosoma

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Echinothuriidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Echinoidea
Phylum  Echinodermata
Order  Echinothurioida
Asthenosoma
Similar  Astropyga radiata, Periclimenes colemani, Toxopneustes, Astropyga, Zebrida

Fire urchin or asthenosoma varium


Asthenosoma is a genus of sea urchins in the family Echinothuriidae. Their spines are covered with harmful venom capsules.

Contents

Fire urchin asthenosoma varium at aquarium of the pacific


Taxonomy

The World Echinoidea Database recognises the following species:

  • Asthenosoma dilatatum Mortensen, 1934
  • Asthenosoma ijimai Yoshiwara, 1897
  • Asthenosoma intermedium H.L. Clark, 1938
  • Asthenosoma marisrubri Weinberg & de Ridder, 1998 – "Red sea fire urchin"
  • Asthenosoma periculosum Endean, 1964
  • Asthenosoma striatissimum Ravn, 1928
  • Asthenosoma varium Grube, 1868 – "fire sea urchin".
  • "†" means an extinct taxon.

    References

    Asthenosoma Wikipedia


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