Echinoderm Research and Diversity in Latin America

  • Juan José Alvarado
  • Francisco Alonso Solis-Marin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Juan José Alvarado, Francisco Alonso Solís-Marín
    Pages 1-9
  3. Francisco A. Solís-Marín, Magali B. I. Honey-Escandón, M. D. Herrero-Perezrul, Francisco Benitez-Villalobos, Julia P. Díaz-Martínez, Blanca E. Buitrón-Sánchez et al.
    Pages 11-65
  4. Juan José Alvarado, Enrique Barraza , Tito Isaac Sancho-Mejías
    Pages 67-106
  5. Simon E. Coppard, Juan José Alvarado
    Pages 107-144
  6. Milena Benavides-Serrato, Giomar Helena Borrero-Pérez, Jaime R. Cantera K, Mishal Cohen-Rengifo, Raúl Neira
    Pages 145-182
  7. Jorge Sonnenholzner, Margarita Brandt, Vanessa Francisco, Alex Hearn, María Luzuriaga, Paulina Guarderas et al.
    Pages 183-233
  8. César Lodeiros, Alberto Martín, Vanessa Francisco, Nicida Noriega, Yusbelly Díaz, Jeny Reyes et al.
    Pages 235-275
  9. Yuri Hooker, Elba Prieto-Rios, Francisco A. Solís-Marín
    Pages 277-299
  10. Carlos R. R. Ventura, Michela Borges, Lúcia S. Campos, Leticia V. Costa-Lotufo, Carolina A. Freire, Valéria F. Hadel et al.
    Pages 301-344
  11. Sergio Martínez
    Pages 345-358
  12. Martín I. Brogger, Damián G. Gil, Tamara Rubilar, Mariano I. Martinez, María Enriqueta Díaz de Vivar, Mariana Escolar et al.
    Pages 359-402
  13. Rosa del Valle-García, Mercedes Abreu-Pérez, Francisco Alonso Solís-Marín, Alfredo Laguarda-Figueras
    Pages 403-424
  14. Alejandro Herrera-Moreno, Liliana Betancourt
    Pages 425-436
  15. Stacey M. Williams, Milena Benavides-Serrato, Jose E. García-Arrarás, Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Ruber Rodríguez-Barreras
    Pages 437-469
  16. José Carlos Hernández, Sabrina Clemente, Fernando Tuya, Angel Pérez-Ruzafa, Carlos Sangil, Leopoldo Moro-Abad et al.
    Pages 471-510
  17. A. Pérez-Ruzafa, J. J. Alvarado, F. A. Solís-Marín, J. C. Hernández, A. Morata, C. Marcos et al.
    Pages 511-542
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 543-658

About this book


For the first time, this unique book compiles the development of echinoderm research in Latin America. The book  is comprised of 16 chapters: one introductory, 14 in depth country chapters and a final biogeographic analysis. It draws together the results of all investigations published in international and local journals, reports, theses and other gray literature. Each chapter is composed of 7 sections: an introduction describes the marine environments, and main oceanographic characteristics, followed by a history of research account divided into specific subjects areas. The next section addresses patterns of distribution and diversity. A distinct section explains fishery or aquaculture activities.  Following these environmental and anthropogenic threats that affecting echinoderm are described as well as any conservation or management action. Finally, conclusions, needs and new lines of research are presented. The book includes two appendixes with species lists of all echinoderms with bathymetric data, habitat and distribution.


Biodiversity Conservation Echinodermata Marine Ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan José Alvarado
    • 1
  • Francisco Alonso Solis-Marin
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciónes en Ciencias, del Mar y LimnologiaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséColombia
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, y LimnologiaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico CityMexico

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