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First record of sea star Astropecten indicus Dӧderlein from the coral reef in the Iraqi coastal Waters

By: Huda Kadhim Ahmed

Key Words: Asteroidean, Coral reef, First record, Iraq, Morphology, Sea star.

Int. J. Biosci. 16(1), 120-125, January 2020.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.1.120-125

Certification: ijb 2020 0335 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The first recorded of sea star Astropecten indicus Dӧderlein, from the coral reef in the coastal waters of Iraq, North West Arabian Gulf, was done to explore the biodiversity at this habitat,by collected 31 individuals  from three samples sites, during July 2012, June and December 2014. The specimens were described according to the morphological features.

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First record of sea star Astropecten indicus Dӧderlein from the coral reef in the Iraqi coastal Waters

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Huda Kadhim Ahmed.
First record of sea star Astropecten indicus Dӧderlein from the coral reef in the Iraqi coastal Waters.
Int. J. Biosci. 16(1), 120-125, January 2020.
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