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On a new species of Actinopyga Bronn, 1860 (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from the Indo-West Pacific

Francis W. E. ROWE & Claude MASSIN

en Zoosystema 28 (4) - Pages 955-961

Published on 29 December 2006

Actinopyga capillata n. sp., with nocturnal habits, has first been observed in the Mascarene Islands, but has a wide Indo-West Pacific distribution. The new species is clearly separated from its congeners by its colour pattern and by the presence of very long and thin dorsal tube feet. Actinopyga capillata n. sp. is compared with Bohadschia mitsioensis Cherbonnier, 1988, with which it shares similar ossicle forms.

Keywords :

Echinodermata, Holothuroidea, Actinopyga, Mascarene Islands, Philippines, new species.

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