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Title: Echinoderm fauna of the South China Sea: An inventory and analysis of distribution patterns
Authors: Lane, D.J.W. 
Marsh, L.M.
VandenSpiegel, D.
Rowe, F.W.E.
Keywords: Biodiversity
South China Sea
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2000
Source: Lane, D.J.W.,Marsh, L.M.,VandenSpiegel, D.,Rowe, F.W.E. (2000-03-31). Echinoderm fauna of the South China Sea: An inventory and analysis of distribution patterns. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 48 (8 SUPPL.) : 459-493. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A comprehensive review and analysis of the literature on echinoderm records for the South China Sea (SCS) indicates close to a thousand (982) species in total (113 crinoids, 227 asteroids, 272 ophiuroids, 167 echinoids and 203 holothuroids). All known SCS species and their distributions are tabulated herein. A total of 178 echinoderms have their type locality in the South China Sea, with 63% of these (12% of the echinofauna overall) currently considered endemic. One possible reason for the prominence of endemics is that the South China Sea became relatively land-locked, repeatedly, during low sea level stands. Large areas of the South China Sea remain relatively unexplored biologically and it is likely that additional records and new taxa await discovery. © National University of Singapore.
Source Title: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
ISSN: 02172445
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