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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Echinothrix turcarum, Schynv

Echinothrix turcarum, Schynv.

Echinothrix turcarum (Schynv.), Agassiz, Rev. Echini, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., iii., p. 416, pl. Ilia, fig. 3.

Six specimens, in the two largest the spines are of a uniform dark colour, whilst the four smaller examples have the spines page 156annulated with from five to nine whitish bands a little narrower than the intervening dark bands, except in the youngest speci-mens, which have them about equal in width.

Diameter of test of largest example 92mm.
Height of test of largest example 48mm.
Diameter of smallest example 25mm.
Height of smallest example 11mm.

Native name, "Vanna."