Sea Cucumber

Sea Cucumber

Description

250 mm total length. Synallactid holothurian. This is most likely Mesothuria sp. There is a possibility that the genus is Paroriza.

Item Type:Image
Title:Sea Cucumber
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:July 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Aspidochirotida (Holothurians with feet) > Family Synallactidae (Sea cucumbers)
Species:Mesothuria sp.
Behaviour:Feeding on the seabed.
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1366m
Latitude:3 deg 07' 00" N
Longitude:6 deg 49' 00" E
Countries:West Africa > Nigeria
Habitat:Benthic
Substratum:Fine sediment, partially disturbed
Rig:Jack Ryan
Project Partners:Total, Transocean, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 43
Keywords:Sea Cucumber
Deposited By:Mr R Curry
Deposited On:09 December 2009

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