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Samyn, Y.; Vandenspiegel, D.; Massin, C. (2006). A new Indo-West Pacific species of Actinopyga (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae). Zootaxa. 1138: 53-68.
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Samyn, Y.; Vandenspiegel, D.; Massin, C.
2006
A new Indo-West Pacific species of Actinopyga (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae)
Zootaxa
1138: 53-68
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Very large species; living specimens up to 400 mm long and 140 mm wide mid-body; preserved specimens from 225 to ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Diagnosis

Life size from moderate to very large (400 mm) in length; body stout with thick and firm body wall, covered by ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Ecology

This species is characteristic of somewhat deeper tropical waters; it has been observed from 12 to 45 m. The ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Etymology

The name caerulea, Latin, refers to the unique blue colour of the species. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Morphology

Tentacles with rods only; base of tentacles with few, straight to slightly curved, smooth rods, 50–90 mm long ... [details]