Probably Mesothuria. Three possible deep species described in deep Indian Ocean – Mesothuria oktaknemoides (2253m off India), Mesothuria multipes (Sri Lanka, Laccadives and Pacific Ocean 724-4066m) and M. rugosa (448-1463 Sumatra and off Zanzibar).

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Billett, D
Date:29 January 2012
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Aspidochirotida (Holothurians with feet) > Family Synallactidae (Sea cucumbers)
Species:Mesothuria sp.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m):2601
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Ocean Rig Poseidon
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering
ROV:Millenium 93 and 73
Keywords:holothurian Mesothuria Tanzania Indian Ocean Zafarani
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:25 April 2012

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