Metalia robillardi (de Loriol, 1876 ), de Loriol, 1876

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles, 2017, Illustrated guide to the echinoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) fauna of South Africa, Zootaxa 4296 (1), pp. 1-72: 58

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4296.1.1

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scientific name

Metalia robillardi (de Loriol, 1876 )
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* Metalia robillardi (de Loriol, 1876)  

Fig. 66 View FIGURE 66 A –C.

Metalia robillardi: Clark & Rowe, 1971: 166   ; Schultz, 2010: 394, Fig. 742; Filander & Griffiths, 2014: 55. Pl. II, Fig. H.

Material examined. SAMC-A28231.

Identification. Large, oval test; anterior side steep, with deep notch. Apical disc anteriorly positioned, with four gonopores. Anterior ambulacra narrow, somewhat sunken, simple pore-pairs; anterior petals directed posteriorly, posterior petals more flexed. Oral side with short, narrow labrum, slightly covering peristome; large periproct at short posterior end. Subanal fasciole with five (to six) pores on either side. Preserved specimen white, with short spines.

Global maximum size. Maximum test length 125 mm.

Global distribution. East coast of South Africa, Australia, Mauritius, Réunion and Madagascar ( Schultz 2010); at 2–50 m depth.

Remarks. Records collected in this study show that this species inhabits deeper waters than the previously reported 14 m ( Filander & Griffiths 2014). Distinguished from Brissopsis lyrifera capensis   by anterior part of test distinctively raised; by anterior petals being directed downwards and by white color.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Echinoidea

Order

Spatangoida

Family

Brissidae

Genus

Metalia

Loc

Metalia robillardi (de Loriol, 1876 )

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Metalia robillardi: Clark & Rowe, 1971 : 166

Filander 2014: 55
Schultz 2010: 394
Clark 1971: 166
1971