Catalog Number: USNM E10857
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Collector(s): K. Tarlton & W. Palmer
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Poor Knight's Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 30 to 30
- Paratype: Baker. 1967. Trans. R. Soc. N. Z. 8(23): 240, pl. 1,2, fig. 1.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Diadema palmeri
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
Diadema palmeri is a sea urchin of the family Diadematidae. It was first discovered by William (Bill) Palmer, at a depth of about 40 m (130 ft) off the Poor Knights Islands (35º28´S 174º44´E), a small group off the temperate north eastern coast of New Zealand. The species has also been found in other sub-tropical regions around the South Pacific at greater depths, including New Zealand's Kermadec Islands, and Australia's lower east coast - off Danger Point to Montague Island, New South Wales (at about 200 m), Lord Howe Island and the Norfolk Island Ridge.
- Baker, Alan N. 1967. Two new echinoids from northern New Zealand, including a new species of Diadema. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 8 (23): 239-245.
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