Stolus rapax   (Koehler & Vaney,  1908) (Sea Cucumber)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order:Dendrochirotida
Family:Phyllophoridae

Description
Body 'U'-shaped, tapering at the ends. Tentacles 10, dendritic, ventral two of which shorter. Calcareous ring tubular having the radial plates composed of several small pieces. Spicules consisting of small nodular buttons with a few holes and large perforated plates.


Synonym (s)
Cucumaria rapax Koehler & Vaney, 1908
Stolus rapax Mary Bai 1980

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Hugli River Mouth INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mukhopadhyaya, SK (1995) Holothuroidea: Echinodermata Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 339-344 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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

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