Lovenia elongata ( Gray, 1825 ), Gray, 1825

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles, 2017, Illustrated guide to the echinoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) fauna of South Africa, Zootaxa 4296 (1), pp. 1-72: 61-62

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Lovenia elongata ( Gray, 1825 )
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* Lovenia elongata ( Gray, 1825)  

Fig. 70 View FIGURE 70 A –C.

Lovenia elongata: A. Agassiz, 1872   –74: 139, 575. Pl. XIX, Figs 1–4 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 View FIGURE 4 , Pl. XXV, Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 . Pl. XXVI, Fig. 35–36 View FIGURE 35 View FIGURE 36 . Pl. XXXVII, Figs 18–19 View FIGURE 18 View FIGURE 19 , Pl. XXXVIII, Figs 27–28 View FIGURE 27 View FIGURE 28 ; Alcock & Anderson, 1894: 195; Döderlein, 1906: 265. Pl. XLVIII, Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 ; Döderlein, 1910: 248; Mortensen, 1951: 97 –104. Pl. VII, Figs 1–10 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 View FIGURE 4 View FIGURE 5 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 View FIGURE 8 View FIGURE 9 View FIGURE 10 . Pl. VIII, Fig. I. Pl. XII, Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 . Pl. XLVII, Figs 10–23 View FIGURE 10 View FIGURE 11 View FIGURE 12 View FIGURE 13 View FIGURE 14 View FIGURE 15 View FIGURE 16 View FIGURE 17 View FIGURE 18 View FIGURE 19 View FIGURE 20 View FIGURE 21 View FIGURE 22 View FIGURE 23 ; H.L. Clark, 1923: 404; H.L. Clark, 1925a: 230; Clark & Courtman-Stock, 1976: 252; Richmond, 1997: 300 –301; Schultz, 2010: 419, Fig. 789; Filander & Griffiths, 2014: 55 –56. Pl. II, Fig. I.

Material examined. SAMC-A28213; SAMC-A28215; SAMC-A28216; SAMC-A28219; A27738.

Identification. Test delicate, elongated, conspicuous anterior notch. Apical disc subcentral, with four gonopores. Peristome kidney-shaped; labral plate narrow, elongated; sternal plates appearing naked, posteriorly tuberculated. Anterior ambulacrum somewhat indented, with pore-pairs differentiated; paired petals, wide at internal fasciole, narrowing towards distal ends. Primary tubercles large, with deep areoles. Periproct positioned at upper side of posterior invagination. Spines long, aboral ones particularly elongate and banded. Denuded test white, live specimen brown to reddish.

Global maximum size. Maximum test length 85 mm.

Global distribution. Red Sea along East African coast to Mozambique and East coast of South Africa, and from south Japan to east coast of Australia, from littoral to 183 m ( Döderlein 1910; Mortensen 1951; Schultz 2010).

South African records: Noted as a new South African record by Filander & Griffiths (2014), but in fact previously recorded by Döderlein (1910) from off Umhloti River (Natal) at 155–183 m. However, that historic record was not captured in Filander & Griffiths (2014).

Remarks. May be mistaken for Eurypatagus parvituberculata   , however, differs in having an anterior notch and deep aboral areoles.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Echinoidea

Order

Spatangoida

Family

Loveniidae

Genus

Lovenia

Loc

Lovenia elongata ( Gray, 1825 )

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Lovenia elongata: A. Agassiz, 1872

Filander 2014: 55
Schultz 2010: 419
Richmond 1997: 300
Clark 1976: 252
Mortensen 1951: 97
Clark 1925: 230
Clark 1923: 404
Doderlein 1910: 248
Doderlein 1906: 265
Alcock 1894: 195
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