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Thandar, A.S. (1992). The South African Museum's Meiring Naude cruises. Part 18: Holothuroidea. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 101: 159-180.
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Eighteen specimens representing five species of Holothuroidea collected off he coast of South Africa in waters between 280 m and 1,050 m are recorded. Three species, Pseudostichopus (P.) echinatus, Orphnurgus aspersignis, and Orphnurgus natalasper are new. The remaining two, Mesothuria parva (Theel) and Orphnurgus insignis Fisher, are new to the fauna of southern Africa, south of the Tropic of Capricorn. The material indicates a general paucity of species of deep-sea benthic holothuroids on the continental shelf and slope off the east coast of South Africa.
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South Africa (country) for Mesothuria (Mesothuria) parva (Théel, 1886) 
South Africa (country) for Orphnurgus aspersignis Thandar, 1992 
South Africa (country) for Orphnurgus insignis Fisher, 1907 
South Africa (country) for Orphnurgus natalasper Thandar, 1992 
South Africa (country) for Pseudostichopus echinatus Thandar, 1992 
 Distribution

Distribution: known only from the holotype (Thandar, 1992). [details]

 Distribution

Distribution: off Natal coast between Richards Bay and Kosi Bay, depth range 780-1200 m. (Thandar, 1992). [details]

 Distribution

Distribution: off Natal, between Cape St. Lucia and Kosi Bay (depth range 860-1050 m.), south-east Africa, Japan, ... [details]

 Distribution

Distribution: type locality and East Africa coast, south of the equator (Thandar, 1992). [details]

 Ecology

Ecology: benthic, continental slope, detritus feeder, deposit feeder. General distribution: tropical, west-central ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa) A23436; paratypes in South African Museum, Cape Town A23437 (4 ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa) A23440. Type locality: off Lake St. Lucia, Natal ... [details]

 Holotype

Holotype Natural History Museum, London (England) 1886.10.2.177. Type locality: Admiralty Is. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

 Remark

In Subgenus (Pseudostichopus) Theél, 1886. Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town (South Africa) A23435. Type ... [details]

 Remark

Type species: Mesothuria multipes Ludwig, 1893 by monotypy in Thandar, 1992), by original designation according to ... [details]

 Remark

Type species: Orphnurgus asper Théel 1879 (by monotypy) (Thandar, 1992). [details]