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Journal:   IRANIAN SCIENTIFIC FISHERIES JOURNAL   SPRING 2011 , Volume 20 , Number 1 (74); Page(s) 161 To 164.
 
Paper: 

INTRODUCING THREE SPECIES OF ECHINOIDS (ORDER ECHINOIDEA) IN SOUTHERN INTERTIDAL ZONE OF QESHM ISLAND, THE PERSIAN GULF

 
 
Author(s):  IZADI S.*, ASHJA ARDALAN A., HOSSEINZADEH SAHAFI H., SHOOKRI M.R.
 
* FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

A one-year study (May 2007-April 2008) was undertaken to identify the echinoid species of intertidal sandy and rocky shores of the Qeshm Island. An intertidal sandy location and a rocky shore were surveyed in southern coasts of Qeshm Island, in northern Persian Gulf. Specimens were monthly collected along two 30m wide by 30-60m long (according to the tidal range) transects located approximately 300m apart, perpendicular to the sea, in each shore. Sampling was accomplished using 0.25m2 quadrat along each transect in the rocky shore, and by walking along nine 10x10-30m transects along each transect in the sandy shore.
Three species of echinoids, belonging to 3 families were identified including: Clypeaster reticulatus, Diadema setosumand Echinometra mathciei. Identifications were verified by National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan. While Clypeaster reticulatus belongs to sandy habitats, none of the identified species were observed in sandy location.

 
Keyword(s): ECHINODERMS, INVERTEBRATE, PERSIAN GULF
 
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