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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Habitat: Sand or Rock (Thandar & Rowe, 1989). This species is mainly known from the Pacific Ocean, from Indonesia to Easter Island and from China and Hawaii to Northern Australia. There are two records from the Indian Ocean (North West Coast of Australia) by Marsh et al. (1993) and South Africa by Thandar & Rowe (1989) (Massin, 1996). Also recorded in East Indies, north Australia, Philippines and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). Ecology: benthic, inshore, detritus feeder, deposit feeder. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-10 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
  • Thandar, A.S. & F.W.E. Rowe (1989). New species and new records of apodous holothurians (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from southern Africa. Zoologica Scripta 18(1): 145 - 155.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 2.5
  Temperature range (°C): 22.219 - 25.041
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.110 - 0.345
  Salinity (PPS): 35.506 - 36.008
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.764 - 4.969
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.127 - 0.181
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.584 - 2.743

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 2.5

Temperature range (°C): 22.219 - 25.041

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.110 - 0.345

Salinity (PPS): 35.506 - 36.008

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.764 - 4.969

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.127 - 0.181

Silicate (umol/l): 1.584 - 2.743
 
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