Homolampas fragilis ( Agassiz, 1869 ),

Madeira, Patrícia, Kroh, Andreas, Cordeiro, Ricardo, De, António M., Martins, Frias & Ávila, Sérgio P., 2019, The Echinoderm Fauna of the Azores (NE Atlantic Ocean), Zootaxa 4639 (1), pp. 1-231: 173

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4639.1

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scientific name

Homolampas fragilis ( Agassiz, 1869 )
status

 

Erroneous— Homolampas fragilis ( Agassiz, 1869) 

Reports for the Azores:

non Homolampas fragilis (Agassiz)  —A.H. Clark 1949: 376, 377. [misidentified A. atlantica  ]

Type locality: Caribbean.

See: Mortensen (1950: 266–272, pl. 7, figs. 5–6, pl. 13, figs. 5, pl. 25, figs. 1,4, 13, 15–18); Benavides-Serrato et al. (2012: 118).

Occurrence: Western Atlantic, known only from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean ( Mortensen 1950).

Depth: 550– 3,550 m ( Mortensen 1950).

Habitat: infaunal, in soft bottoms ( Pawson et al. 2009).

Remarks: A.H. Clark (1949) reported this species from the Azores, based fragments of two medium-sized specimens retrieved by Atlantis  , west of S„o Miguel Island (cruise 152, sta 20: 37°50’30”N, 26°00’00”W, 2,562 m). Later, Serafy (1974) re-examined one of the specimens and assigned it to his newly described species, Araeolampas atlantica  . The second specimen of H.L. Clark was not mentioned by Serafy, but it seems likely that this also was an Araeolampas  , since H. fragilis  does not reach a size larger than 35 mm ( Serafy 1974) and confirmed records of H. fragilis  are restricted to the West Atlantic.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Echinoidea

Order

Spatangoida

Family

Maretiidae

Genus

Homolampas

Loc

Homolampas fragilis ( Agassiz, 1869 )

Madeira, Patrícia, Kroh, Andreas, Cordeiro, Ricardo, De, António M., Martins, Frias & Ávila, Sérgio P. 2019
2019
Loc

Homolampas fragilis

Clark, A. H. 1949: 376
1949