Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Bermuda, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Venezuela, Bahamas, Florida (USA), Panama, Belize and Colombia (San Andres and Providencia Island) (Hendler et al. 1995, Quinones 1981, J. Alvarado in press. 2010).
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In Panama this species has been collected from Devils Beach, Fort Sherman, Limon Bay (USNM E 2565), from Galeta Point, Galeta Island (USNM E 23720), and from North of Maria Soto (USNM E 52920; Centroid Latitude: 9.52667, Centroid Longitude: -79.66667), Colon, Caribbean Sea.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

References and links

Ludwig, H. L. (1875). Beitrage zur Kenntniss der Holothurien. Arbeiten aus dem zoolog. zootom. Institut in Würzburg 2 (2): 77-120, pl. 6-7.

Deichmann, E. (1926). Report of the Holothurians collected by the Barbados-Antigua Expedition from the University of Iowa. University of Iowa Studies in Natural History. 11(7): 9-31, 3 pls.

World Register of Marine Species

LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:241823
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Synonymised taxa

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in a wide range of sediments in the intertidal and shallow subtidal zone. It is a cryptic species that climbs on the underside of rocks, sponge and coral rocks, or burrows in the sand beneath rocks (Hendler et al. 1995). It can also be found on muddy bottoms (M. Benavides pers. comm. 2010).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 7
  Temperature range (°C): 26.534 - 27.749
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.214 - 0.991
  Salinity (PPS): 35.838 - 36.171
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.285 - 4.601
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.120
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.367 - 2.065

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 7

Temperature range (°C): 26.534 - 27.749

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.214 - 0.991

Salinity (PPS): 35.838 - 36.171

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.285 - 4.601

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.120

Silicate (umol/l): 1.367 - 2.065
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Holothuria cubana

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
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
Alvarado, J.J., Paola Ortiz, E., Benavides, M. & Toral-Granda, T.-G.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is widely distributed. There is no population information available, however it does not appear to be fished. It is listed as Least Concern.
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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. It likely occurs in marine protected areas throughout its range.
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