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Disk high and pyramidal (Fig. 10f, h). Five long and triangular arms in transversal section (Fig. 10f, h). Abactinal and actinal surfaces granulose (Fig. 10i). Abactinal figs rounded, placed in irregular rows, covered by flattened and polygonal granules. Among these figs are papular areas with up to three papulae. Superomarginal figs short, wide (~2.69 mm), granulose and visible only laterally. Papular areas restricted to abactinal surface. Inferomarginal and superomarginal figs similar. Actinal figs slightly rectangular and granulose, these granules being bigger and taller than the dorsal granules. Actino-lateral figs with two rows of spines, the outer series with 4–5 short and blunt spines. The inner row is formed by 3–4 large, flattened spines, being longer than the outer row. Adambulacral figs with 3–4 series of flattened and prismatic spines, of which the innermost are the largest (Fig. 10j).

Colour. Live specimens are cream-coloured with red spots (Benavides-Serrato et al. 2011).


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