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dc.titleEchinoderm fauna of the South China Sea: An inventory and analysis of distribution patterns
dc.contributor.authorLane, D.J.W.
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, L.M.
dc.contributor.authorVandenSpiegel, D.
dc.contributor.authorRowe, F.W.E.
dc.identifier.citationLane, 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.
dc.description.abstractA 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.
dc.subjectSouth China Sea
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.sourcetitleRaffles Bulletin of Zoology
dc.description.issue8 SUPPL.
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