Asteroschema sampadae (Ophiuroidea: Asteroschematinae), a new deep-sea brittle star from the continental slope off the southern tip of India

@inproceedings{Parameswaran2012AsteroschemaS,
  title={Asteroschema sampadae (Ophiuroidea: Asteroschematinae), a new deep-sea brittle star from the continental slope off the southern tip of India},
  author={Usha V. Parameswaran and K U Abdul Jaleel},
  year={2012}
}
A new species of deep-sea euryalid ophiuroid, Asteroschema sampadae is described from the continental margin off the southern tip of India. This species is distinguished from others in having scattered, distinctly conical epidermal ossicles throughout the aboral surface of the disc and arms and minute, scattered granular ossicles on the oral side. This is the fourth report of the genus Asteroschema from Indian waters (including Andaman & Nicobar Islands) and the first report of this genus from… CONTINUE READING