Phyllacanthus forcipulatus Mortensen 1936

Family: Cidaridae

Order: Cidaroida

Locality: Philippines, Balut Island, 200-300 m, 2010

Dimensions: 60 mm Ø , longest spine ab. 73 mm


Records of the Indian Museum, Vol. XXXVIII, 1936,
Phyllacanthus forcipulatus sp. nov., A new Cidarid from the Indian Ocean, Th. Mortensen,
page 307 ff. and accompanying plates

Remark: Although the headline refers only to the Indian Ocean, that is not a reason to assume, that the new species has been endemic to the Indan Ocean. As many other species, it apparantly occurs in Philippinian waters, too.