Thorsonia investigatoris   (Koehler & Vaney,  1908) (Sea Cucumber)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Holothuroidea

Size: Length 70-80 mm

Color: Creamy white

Body 'U'-shaped, slender and pointed at the ends, bulging in the middle. Calcareous ring stout and short, having the radials with long posterior bifurcate prolongations composed of small pieces. Spicules consisting of large tables with 4 lobes disc and spire of 2-4 pillars joined near their apex and terminating in a few spines, pedicles and papillae having two armed arched disc and small spire.

Synonym (s)
Cucumaria investigatoris Koehler and Vaney 1808
Thorsonia investigatoris Mary Bai 1980
Cucumaria investigatoris Koehler & Vaney, 1908

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 02/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli River Mouth 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 -
  • 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 -

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