No common name

Echinoderes sensibilis

ORDER Cyclorhagida

FAMILY Echinoderidae

TAXONOMY

Echinoderes sensibilis Adrianov Murakami, et Shirayama, 2002; Northwest Pacific, Honshu Island, Japan.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

None known.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Trunk length (TL) 0.0126-0.0138 in (320-350 ^m); trunk yellowish, head with 91 scalids arranged in 7 circlets (10, 10, 20, 10, 20, 6, 15(6+9); DS on segments 6-10; LS on segments 4, 7-12; subventral fields of minute cuticular hairs on segments 5-12; LTS 43-47% of TL.

DISTRIBUTION

Off Pacific coast of Japan.

HABITAT

Intertidal pools, abundant on red algae Corallina pilulifera.

BEHAVIOR Nothing is known.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET Herbivorous, diatom feeder.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Six juvenile stages ("Centropsis" and "Habroderes').

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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