Abstract

Taxonomic list of the Echinoderms (Echinodermata: Asteroidea and Echinoidea) from the coast of Oaxaca in the south Pacific of Mexico. We present a systematic list of the echinoderms (Asteroidea, Echinoidea) from the coast of Oaxaca in the Southern Mexican Pacific, based on museum specimens of the Colección Nacional de Equinodermos, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and fieldwork. A total of 27 echinoderm species is recorded: 23 genera, 17 families and 9 orders. We include 11 new records for the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (Suppl. 3): 75-81. Epub 2009 January 05.
Keywords: Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Echinoidea, Oaxaca, México, Eastern Pacific