Pelagic holothurian

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True pelagic holothurian – not simply swimming to find a new feeding area. “Umbrella-like” structure with mouth in centre.

Item Type:Image
Title:Pelagic holothurian
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Mah, C
Date:30 September 2013
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Elasipodida (Deep sea cucumbers) > Pelagoguthriidae (Swimming sea cucumbers)
Behaviour:This animal spends its entire life in the water column.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m):1048
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:Benthic boundary zone
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Keywords:holothurian Pelagothuria Tanzania
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:11 September 2014

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