Distribution and diversity of echinoderms ( Asteroidea , Echinoidea , Holothuroidea ) in the islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui , Panama

@inproceedings{Alvarado2012DistributionAD,
  title={Distribution and diversity of echinoderms ( Asteroidea , Echinoidea , Holothuroidea ) in the islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui , Panama},
  author={Juan Alvarado and H{\'e}ctor Mendoza Guzm{\'a}n and Odalisca Breedy},
  year={2012}
}
Studies on echinoderms along the Panamanian Pacific coast have focused mainly on evolutionary and molecular analyses, however little ecological research has been done and mainly only on 2 species: Diadema mexicanum and Acanthaster planci. Herein, we describe for the first time the diversity (based on Margalef, Shannon and Pielou indices), distribution and density of echinoderms for some islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui, implementing a standard regional methodology used for the Eastern Tropical… CONTINUE READING