A supplement to the fauna of holothurians of the family cucumariidae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the Sea of Okhotsk

A supplement to the fauna of holothurians of the family cucumariidae (Echinodermata:... This work studies a new genus Apseudocnus and three new holothurian species: Apseudocnus albus, Cucumaria obscura, and C. fusiformis, found in samplings of the 27th and 29th cruises of the research vessel Akademik Oparin to western and southeastern areas of the Okhotsk Sea. The new species distinctly differs from other known cucumariids in the structure of spicules of the body walls, tentacles, and the circumpharyngeal calcareous ring. Descriptions of the new taxa are presented with diagnoses and figures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

A supplement to the fauna of holothurians of the family cucumariidae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the Sea of Okhotsk

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Publisher
Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1063074006020106
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Abstract

This work studies a new genus Apseudocnus and three new holothurian species: Apseudocnus albus, Cucumaria obscura, and C. fusiformis, found in samplings of the 27th and 29th cruises of the research vessel Akademik Oparin to western and southeastern areas of the Okhotsk Sea. The new species distinctly differs from other known cucumariids in the structure of spicules of the body walls, tentacles, and the circumpharyngeal calcareous ring. Descriptions of the new taxa are presented with diagnoses and figures.

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Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: May 13, 2006

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