Swimming Sea cucumber
Peniagone. 70 mm total length. Body flattened. Mouth placed on a posteriorly directed, retractile tube. Tubefeet 4 pairs, enclosed in a brim bordering the hind edge of the body. Velum broad, forwardly directed, forming the anterior continuation of the dorsal surface; the four papillae composing the velum project only slightly from the anterior edge.
|Title:||Swimming Sea cucumber|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Elasipodida (Deep sea cucumbers) > Family Elpidiidae (Elasipodid sea cucumbers)|
|Behaviour:||Swimming in the water column.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
|Latitude:||3 deg 07' 00" N|
|Longitude:||6 deg 49' 00" E|
|Countries:||West Africa > Nigeria|
|Substratum:||Fine sediment, partially disturbed|
|Project Partners:||Total, Transocean, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Swimming Sea Cucumber|
|Deposited By:||Mr Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||11 December 2009|
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