Tropholampas loveni ( Studer, 1880 ), Studer, 1880

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles, 2017, Illustrated guide to the echinoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) fauna of South Africa, Zootaxa 4296 (1), pp. 1-72: 49

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scientific name

Tropholampas loveni ( Studer, 1880 )
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Tropholampas loveni ( Studer, 1880)  

Fig. 54 View FIGURE 54 A –C.

Tropholampas loveni: H.L. Clark, 1923   *: 395–397; Mortensen, 1948d: 342 –343. Pl. I, Figs 15–21 View FIGURE 15 View FIGURE 16 View FIGURE 17 View FIGURE 18 View FIGURE 19 View FIGURE 20 View FIGURE 21 . Pl. XII, Figs 2–4 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 View FIGURE 4 , 11 View FIGURE 11 ; Clark & Courtman-Stock, 1976: 245; Schultz, 2009: 531, Figs 894–899.

Material examined. A23325; A 6431.

Identification. Test fragile, small, aborally raised. Apical disc with single genial plate (monobasal) in males, four gonopores; in females evolved to a brooding structure. Peristome sub-central, no bourrelets. Ambulacra simple, non-petaloid arrangement, pores small orally, none aboral. Primary tubercles slightly perforated, crenulated. Spines short, uniform, densely covering marsupium. Test and spines white.

Global maximum size. Maximum test length 8 mm.

Global distribution. Endemic to West and South coasts of South Africa; at 135–350 m depth ( Mortensen 1948d; Clark & Courtman-Stock 1976; Schultz 2009).

Remarks. This deep-water species displays sexual dimorphism, where females have evolved a deep and elongated apical disc to brood the young; males having a monobasal apical disc.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Echinoidea

Order

Cassiduloida

Genus

Tropholampas

Loc

Tropholampas loveni ( Studer, 1880 )

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Tropholampas loveni: H.L. Clark, 1923

Schultz 2009: 531
Clark 1976: 245
Mortensen 1948: 342
1948