The Echinoid Directory

Family Saleniidae L. Agassiz, 1838, p. 5


 Salenioids with:

  • Primary interambulacral tubercles imperforate and crenulate throughout;
  • Ambulacral plating bigeminate (two pore-pairs to each tubercle) or unigeminate (simple plating only).
Range Late Jurassic (Oxfordian) to Recent; worldwide.
Type Salenia
Species Included There are two subfamilies, the Saleniinae and Hyposaleniinae that differ in the direction of displacement of the periproct - towards ocular I in Saleniinae and towards genital 5 in Hyposaleniinae.
Classification and/or Status Carinacea, Calycina, Salenioida
Remarks Agassiz, L. 1838. Monographies d'Échinodermes vivants et fossiles. Première monographie: Des Salénies. Petitpierre, Neuchâtel, 32 pp., 5 pls.