New sea cucumber species from the seamounts on the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida, Elasipodida, Dendrochirotida)

P. Mark O’Loughlin, Melanie Mackenzie, Didier VandenSpiegel

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 70 p. 37–50 (2013)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2013.70.04

Abstract

Marine research program JC066 (JC067) in the southwest Indian Ocean on the RRS James Cook in November and December 2011 collected sea cucumbers with an ROV from the Atlantis Bank and Coral Seamount. Three new species are described: Amphigymnas staplesi O'Loughlin sp. nov.; Pannychia taylorae O'Loughlin sp. nov.; Psolus atlantis O'Loughlin sp. nov. Genera Amphigymnas Walsh and Pannychia Théel are reviewed. A lectotype for Pannychia moseleyi Théel is designated.

Citation

O'Loughlin, P.M., Mackenzie, M., & VandenSpiegel, D., 2013. New sea cucumber species from the seamounts on the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida, Elasipodida, Dendrochirotida). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 70: 37-50. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2013.70.04.

PUBLICATION DATE: 12 OCTOBER 2013

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