Opheodesoma grisea   (Semper,  1868) (Sea Cucumber)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order:Apodida
Family:Synaptidae

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Description
Size: 130 mm.

Color: Dark green with irregular longitudinal lighter strips with numerous minute white specks.

Tentacles 15. Body slender, body wall thin and rough to touch due to underlying calcareous particles. Polian vesicles and stone canals numerous; spicules; small anchors and anchor plates, anchor plates abruptly contracted posteriorly thus lacking a large smooth hole on each side, stock of anchors irregularly branched.


Synonym (s)
Synapta grisea Semper, 1868
Ophendersoma grisea Clark and Rowe, 1971
Opheodesoma africana Heding, 1931
Opheodesoma mauritiae Heding, 1928
Synapta grisea Semper, 1867

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kilttan Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1971)
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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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