New Locality Records for the Holothurians Parathyone suspecta and Holothuria cubana in Trinidad, West Indies

Authors

  • Mike G. Rutherford University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, Department of Life Sciences (DLS), Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Mark N. S. Charran

Abstract

The holothurian specimens held in the University of  the West Indies Zoology Museum (UWIZM) were investigated in October, 2011 as part of a student project. The majority of these specimens, collected over the past 30 years, were unidentified and many had very little locality or collector information. The specimens were identified by the authors by examination of the gross anatomy and microscopic examination of spicules. Of the species identified, two of them had not been recorded before from Trinidad - Parathyone suspecta (Ludwig) and Holothuria cubana Ludwig.

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Published

2012-12-31

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Nature Notes