Need to see vertical view, but likely to be Pelopatides. Very difficult taxonomy with lots of species to choose from in the Indian Ocean. Pelopatides dissidens (1269m Indian margin), P. gelatinosa (4787m Andaman), P. insignis (1220m, Bay of Bengal), P. mammillatus (2710m Arabian Sea – there is a picture of this species in Billett et al. 2006 jelly detritus paper), P. modestus (896m, Indian margin), P. mollis (477m Bay of Bengal), P. ovalis (815-930m Bay of Bengal), P. quadridens (660-3035, Indonesia, Sumatra) and P. verrucosus (896-1251m, Indian margin).

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Billett, D
Date:04 February 2012
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Aspidochirotida (Holothurians with feet) > Family Synallactidae (Sea cucumbers)
Species:Pelopatides 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 Pelopatides Tanzania Indian Ocean Zafarani
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:25 April 2012

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