Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 15 Issue 2

Studies on Indian Echinoderms-5. New and little known starfishes from the Indian Seas.

D. B. James

A starfish collected from the Laccadives showing intermediate characters between the genera Ferdina Gray and Neoferdina Livingstone is described as a new genus and new species Paraferdina laccadivensis. Halityle regularis Fisher which was collected off Mandapam at a depth of 275 metres is a new record to the Indian Ocean and a detailed description of the same is given. Another starfish Nardoa (Andora) faouzii Macan which is mentioned, is a new record to the Indian Seas.

Date : 31-12-1973