Holothurian from Mozambique

Holothurian from Mozambique


Holothurian on a rock. Most likely identification is Synallactes horridus: It seems to have 4 rows of dorsal papillae, a row of larger papillae laterally and a row of smaller tubefeet ventrolaterally. Mid ventral tubefeet presence/absence unknown. Synallactes horridus and S. Laguardai are known from the area. For the locality in the Indian Ocean, Off Mozambique and the depth (600m) Synallactes horridus Koehler & Vaney, 1905 is known from a specimen collected at 975m depth. The appendages are closer to the description, but the ossicles are needed in order to corroborate 100% the species.

Item Type:Image
Title:Holothurian from Mozambique
Creator(s):Gates, A
Identification:Solis-Marin, Francisco and Rogacheva, Tonya and Billett, David
Date:21 July 2012
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Aspidochirotida (Holothurians with feet) > Family Synallactidae (Sea cucumbers)
Species:Synallactes sp.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Cachalote
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):660
Countries:East Africa > Mozambique
Rig:Discoverer Americas
Project Partners:Oceaneering
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:13 August 2014

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