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Thandar, A.S. & F.W.E. Rowe (1989). New species and new records of apodous holothurians (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from southern Africa. Zoologica Scripta 18(1): 145 - 155.
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Thandar, A. S.; Rowe, F. W. E.
1989
New species and new records of apodous holothurians (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from southern Africa
Zoologica Scripta
18(1): 145-155
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Oestergrenia spatula sp. n. From the south coast of southern Africa and Leptosynapta naiga sp. n. From the east coast are described. The genus Oestergrenia Heding, 1931 is resurrected from synonymy and discussed in detail. Epitomapta knysnaensis Cherbonnier, 1952 is referred to the genus Letosynapta. Leptosynapta ancoracuta Cherbonnier, 1954 is considered a synonym of L. knysnaensis. In addition, two new records of Euapta godeffroyi (Semper, 1868) and Chiridota rigida Semper, 1868, both from the east coast, are given.
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Mozambique for Chiridota rigida Semper, 1867 
Mozambique for Opheodesoma mauritiae Heding, 1928 
Red Sea for Oestergrenia mortenseni (Heding, 1931) 
South Africa (country) for Chiridota rigida Semper, 1867 
South Africa (country) for Epitomapta knysnaensis Cherbonnier, 1952 
South Africa (country) for Euapta godeffroyi (Semper, 1868) 
South Africa (country) for Leptosynapta knysnaensis (Cherbonnier, 1952) 
South Africa (country) for Leptosynapta naiga Thandar & Rowe, 1989 
South Africa (country) for Oestergrenia spatula Thandar & Rowe, 1989 
South Africa (country) for Taeniogyrus dayi Cherbonnier, 1952 
South Africa (country) for Xenia macrospiculata Gohar, 1940 
 Description

Distribution: from Buffels River in the western Cape Province to Cape St. Francis in the south, depth range 0-24 m. ... [details]

 Description

Habitat: Intertidal pool, buried in sand at LWS (Thandar & Rowe, 1989). Distribution: known only from around ... [details]

 Description

Habitat: Khaki sand (Thandar & Rowe, 1989). Distribution: False Bay to Port Elizabeth, depth range 16-80 m. ... [details]

 Description

Habitat: Sand or Rock (Thandar & Rowe, 1989). This species is mainly known from the Pacific Ocean, from Indonesia ... [details]

 Distribution

Also known from Tahiti (Selenka, 1867); South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971). [details]

 Holotype

Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa) A23424, paratypes in South African Museum, Cape Town ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa) A23426; paratypes in South African Museum, cape Town A23427 (6 ... [details]

 Remark

Syntypes (probable) whereabouts undetermined. Type locality: Bohol, Philippines (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

 Remark

Type species: Synapta digitata Montague, 1815 by original designation (Thandar & Rowe, 1989). [details]