Labidodemas rugosum   (Ludwig,  1875) (Sea Cucumber)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order:Aspidochirotida
Family:Holothuriidae

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Description
Size: 30-80 mm.

Tentacles 20. Double central row of pedicels and papillae in six rows. Body vermiform with soft leathery body wall. Spicules consisting of tables with a dozen peripheral holes in the disc, disc and top of the spire is highly spinous. Spines on top are bifid, buttons totally absent.


Synonym (s)
Holothuria rugosa Ludwig, 1875
Labidodemas rugosum Mukhopadhyay and Samanta, 1983
Holothuria triremis Sluiter, 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Island INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• MALDIVES
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Riaz, A and Skewes, T (2005) Resource assessment of the holothurian populations in the Seychelles Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin 21 19-21 Available at - http://www.spc.int/coastfish/News/BDM/21/BDM21.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mukhopadhyay, SK (1991) Echinodermata: Holothurioidea State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 399-413 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • James, DB. (1983) Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources and Beche-de-mer industry Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Fisheries Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 85-93 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/809/1/Bulletin_No_34.pdf
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Echinodermata_India_Checklist.pdf
  • James, DB (1989) Echinoderms of Lakshadweep and their zoogeography Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 97-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/

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