Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Bahia, Brazil (Lambert 1885), Jamaica, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico (Clark 1901).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Holothuria densipedes Clark, 1901
Catalog Number: USNM 21401
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1899
Locality: Playa De Ponce, Lighthouse Reef, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Vessel: Fish Hawk R/V
  • Holotype: Clark, H. L. 1901. Bull. U.S. Fish. Commn. 2: 257-258, pl. 17, fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on rocky, sandy substrate in the shallow subtidal zone (Clark 1901).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Samyn, Y.

Reviewer/s
Knapp, L. & Polidoro, B.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has a fairly widespread distribution in the central West Atlantic. There are no known threats occurring to this species and it is not listed as a commercial species. Therefore this species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
In 1901, this species was considered common in Jamaica (Clark 1901).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats occurring to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures occurring to this species.
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