Diagnostic Methods for the Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum
Using a dissecting microscope to examine D. antillarum. This animal was to be necropsied, so spines were cut prior to the exam.
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Diadema antillarum
Long spined Sea Urchin
Diagnostic methods

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Francis-Floyd, Ruth. 2020. “Diagnostic Methods for the Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin, Diadema Antillarum: VM244/VM244, 05/2020”. EDIS 2020 (3). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-vm244-2020.


This 55-page document contains a wealth of information on the long-spined sea urchin, which is an important animal in coral reef ecosystems. The publication discusses diagnostic methods for Diadema antillarum and provides reporting forms for laboratory and diagnostic work. Written by Ruth Francis-Floyd, Jan Landsberg, Roy Yanong, Yasu Kiryu, Shirley Baker, Deborah Pouder, William Sharp, Gabriel Delgado, Nicole Stacy, Tom Waltzek, Heather Walden, Roxanna Smolowitz, and Greg Beck, and published by the UF/IFAS Veterinary Medicine—Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department, May 2020.

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