Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3453
SOLIS-MARIN, Francisco Alonso y LAGUARDA-FIGUERAS, Alfredo. A new species of starfish (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from an anchialine cave in the Mexican Caribbean. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2010, vol.81, n.3, pp. 663-668. ISSN 1870-3453.
Copidaster cavernicola n. sp. is described from an anchialine cave system in Cozumel, Mexico. Copidaster cavernicola differs from its congeners in having 1-8 papulae in each papular area, and numerous excavate pedicellariae on all surfaces, except between furrow spines and subambulacral spines. C. cavernicola is possibly endemic to the anchialine system which it inhabits.
Palabras llave : Echinodermata; Asteroidea; Copidaster; anchialine cave; Mexico.