Spatagobrissus mirabilis H.L Clark, 1923, H. L. Clark, 1923

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles, 2017, Illustrated guide to the echinoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) fauna of South Africa, Zootaxa 4296 (1), pp. 1-72: 62

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Spatagobrissus mirabilis H.L Clark, 1923
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Spatagobrissus mirabilis H.L Clark, 1923  

Fig. 71 View FIGURE 71 A –C.

Spatagobrissus mirabilis H.L. Clark, 1923: 402   –2002. Pl XXIII; A.M. Clark, 1977: 480; Mortensen, 1951: 492 –494. Pl. XXVIII, Figs 10–12 View FIGURE 10 View FIGURE 11 View FIGURE 12 . Pl. LX, Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 ; Clark & Courtman-Stock, 1976: 250; Schultz, 2010: 403, Figs 757–761.

Material examined. MBC-A 022292; MBC-A 022331; A22646; MBC-A 022336; MBC-A 022342; MBC- A 022346; MBC-A 022348; MBC-A 022636; MBC-A 022648; MBC-A077972; MBC-A077973; MBC-A023377; A23401; A22962.

Identification. Test large, with round outline, pointed at posterior end, aboral side somewhat sloping; petals broad, short, closed distally, with peripetalous fasciole running at distal ends. Spines short and numerous. Live specimen brown in color, denuded test white.

Global maximum size. Maximum test length 110 mm.

Global distribution. Endemic to West and South coast regions of South Africa, at 20–32 m depth ( Clark & Courtman-Stock 1976).  

Remarks. Samples from the Iziko Museum collection extend previously known distribution westwards to False Bay. Species combines features of genera Spatangus   and Brissus   of which the petals, mouth and posterior part of test resembles Spatangus   spp. whilst the presence of the peripetalous fasciole and position of periproct resembles Brissus   spp. ( H.L. Clark 1923). Differs from Eurypatagus parvituberculatus   in the test slightly sloping on upper-side, by presence of conspicuous peripetalous fasciole and by having shorter petals.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Echinoidea

Order

Spatangoida

Family

Maretiidae

Genus

Spatagobrissus

Loc

Spatagobrissus mirabilis H.L Clark, 1923

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Spatagobrissus mirabilis H.L. Clark, 1923 : 402

Schultz 2010: 403
Clark 1977: 480
Clark 1976: 250
Mortensen 1951: 492
Clark 1923: 402
1923