Afrocucumis africana   (Semper,  1868) (Sea Cucumber)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order:Dendrochirotida
Family:Sclerodactylidae

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Description
Size: about 50 mm in length

Color: Pinkish blue overall; brown, more or less dark and uniform.

A typical cucumarid; spicules characterized by large lenticulate perforated plates where perforations almost or completely obliterated and big rods with holes at both ends.


Synonym (s)
Cucumaria africana Semper, 1868
Afrocucumis africana Clark and Rowe, 1971
Cucumaria africana Semper, 1867
Cucumaria assimilis Bell, 1886
Orcula cucumiformis Semper, 1868
Phyllophorus transvectus Sluiter, 1914
Pseudocucumis theeli Ludwig, 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated

Biogeography


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

Literature Source(s)
  • Russell, FE and Nagabhushanam, R (1996) Minor phyla in the venomous and poisonous marine invertebrates of the Indian Ocean 1-271 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Samyn, Y; VandenSpiegel, D and Massin, C (2005) Sea cucumbers of the Comoros Archipelago SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin 22 14-18
  • 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
  • (1988) Research Institute of Marine Invertebrates Available at - http://www.rimi.or.jp/english/indexen.html
  • 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

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