Brissalius vannoordenburgi nov. gen./nov. sp. Coppard 2008

Family: Brissidae

Order: Spatangoida

Locality: Philippines, off Siquijor Island, 200 m

Dimensions: 27 x 23 x 16 mm

Regarding only the denuded test the new genus/species is distinct from species of Metalia and Brissopsis by confluent posterior petals and a shield-shaped subanal fasciole (not clearly visible in the right lower corner, as the fasciole extends to the keeled bottom side).


Simon E. Coppard
A comparative analysis of the spatangoid echinoid Brissopsis and Metalia: a new genus and species of spatangoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea:Brissopsidae) from the Philippines and the reassignment of Brissopsis persica to Metalia
Zootaxa 1760:1-23 (2008)
Magnolia Press

Henk van Noordenburg
Sea Urchins of the Philippines
The Irregulars, Pages 90 + 91
Artificial Harmonics, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2008