Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has an amphi-Atlantic distribution. It occurs in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Gulf of Mexico in America and Senegal and Angola in Africa (Pawson et al. 2010). It may also occurs in the Canary Islands of Spain (Bacallado et al. 1984) and in Cape Verde (Borrero-Perez et al. 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in sandy and muddy habitat, usually near or under rocks. It is common in rocky habitats, and reaches a maximum size of 40 cm (Pawson et al. 2010).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 13 - 35
  Temperature range (°C): 23.797 - 24.323
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.534 - 0.757
  Salinity (PPS): 35.982 - 36.186
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.519 - 4.813
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.118 - 0.119
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.193 - 1.328

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 13 - 35

Temperature range (°C): 23.797 - 24.323

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.534 - 0.757

Salinity (PPS): 35.982 - 36.186

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.519 - 4.813

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.118 - 0.119

Silicate (umol/l): 1.193 - 1.328
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Holothuria dakarensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
Mercier, A.

Reviewer/s
Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E., Knapp, L. & Harwell, H.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern as it has a wide distribution and there are no known threats affecting it. More information is needed regarding its distribution, population size and trends, and threats.
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Population

Population
No information is available on the population of this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species. More information is needed regarding its distribution, population size and trends, and threats.
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