Query: classification: "42.72"
|Title||The Asteroids of the coastal waters of Surinam|
|Keywords||Echinodermata; Asteroidea; Surinam; Onderzoek Continentaal Plat Suriname (O.C.P.S.) I & II|
|Abstract||Introduction ... 3|
List of the stations, where Asteroidea were collected ... 4
Taxonomic report ... 11
Survey of the species ... 18
Literature cited ... 82
Explanation of the plates ... 88
Index ... 90
The present paper deals with the Asteroidea (Echinodermata), collected during two surveys of the continental shelf of Surinam (O. C. P. S. I & II) carried out in the spring of 1966 and 1969 by H . N L . M . S. Snellius and H. N L . M . S. Luymes, respectively.
During my studies I have identified and classified the sea-stars of the bottom-samples. I have also tried to solve nomenclatural problems and to correct some nomenclatural conceptions, with which I did not agree. For each species I have composed the distributional pattern from records in the literature.
During the surveys "it proved to be possible to correlate the zoological work with the geomorphological and sedimentological survey of the shelf bottom" (Vervoort, 1967, 1971, these papers can be considered as an introduction to this report).
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