Peniagone Sea cucumber

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Description

Large numbers of benthopelagic sea cucumbers. These holothurians swim above the surface of the sediment and settle on the mud to feed. In similar previous records (Barnes 1976), Peniagone diaphana has been recorded at 2000 m water depth off southern California. The dense aggregations extended to 70 m above the seabed.

Item Type:Image
Title:Peniagone Sea cucumber
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Date:20 November 2011
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Elasipodida (Deep sea cucumbers) > Family Elpidiidae (Elasipodid sea cucumbers)
Species:Peniagone
Behaviour:Swimming
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Block 31
Site Description:Midwater
Depth (m):1816
Northing:9308900
Easting:367341
Countries:West Africa > Angola
Habitat:Benthopelagic
Project Partners:Subsea 7
Keywords:Peniagone
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:08 May 2012

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