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Chiridotidae

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Chiridotidae is a family of sea cucumbers.

Description

Members of this family have 10, 12, or 18 pelto-digitate tentacles (bearing 3-10 digits on each side). They lack podia, radial canals and respiratory tree.

The soft body wall is supported by ossicles which are generally wheel-shaped with six spokes.[1] Some species have hook-shaped or rod-shaped ossicles or spiny sigmoid bodies.[2]

Taxonomy

The following genera are recognised in the family Chiridotidae:[3]

References

  1. ^ O'Loughlin, P. M. and D. Vandenspiegel. (2007). New apodid species from southern Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Apodida). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 64, 53-70.
  2. ^ Inoue, J. and H. Kajihara. (2012). Redescription of Scoliorhapis lindbergi comb. nov. (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Apodida: Chiridotidae), with special reference to the ultrastructure of sigmoid bodies. Species Diversity 17 15-20.
  3. ^ Paulay, G. Chiridotidae Östergren, 1898. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 2014.
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Chiridotidae: Brief Summary

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Chiridotidae is a family of sea cucumbers.

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