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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.

Maretia planulata, Lam

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Maretia planulata, Lam.

Maretia planulata (Lam.), Agassiz, Rev. Echini, iii., l.c., p. 570.

Forty-eight examples, exhibiting great variation in colour; about one half of the specimens are of a uniform yellowish-white, the rest are more or less streaked or spotted with brown.

Dredged in abundance in thirteen fathoms of water in the lagoon, one mile west of the Mission Church.