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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Platyperona) difficilis Semper, 1868 
AphiaID: 148752

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidochirotida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuriidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Platyperona) (Subgenus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Platyperona) Rowe, 1969
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatyperona Rowe, 1969
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Platyperona) Rowe, 1969
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopyga bedfordi Deichmann, 1922
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopyga parvula Clark, 1920 (Not an available name; Clark uses Actinopyga parvula (Selenka) = Holothuria parvula, but the specimen discussed represents H. difficilis)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria altimensis Clark, 1921
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria difficilis Semper, 1868
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria frequentamentis Clark, 1902
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrothele difficilis (Semper, 1868)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMülleria lubrica Sluiter, 1894
Sources  original description Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScambicornus modestus (Humes & Cressey, 1961) (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species extent from the Red Sea and Madagascar to the tropical coasts of Central America and Mexico and from Japan and China to New Caledonia and Easter Island (Massin, 1996).
Also recorded from Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, china, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, detritus feeder, deposit feeder. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific, central-west America, Mexico (Pacific coast), shallow water (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
In shallow water (0-4 m.) of well sheltered areas (Massin, 1996). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species of the Subgenus: Platyperona Rowe, 1969. Holotype in Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.2546. Type locality: Navigator Islands, Samoa (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Rowe (1969) places H. frequentiamensis H.L. Clark, 1902 as a synonym. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148752
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-03-29 12:14:34Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2010-10-08 06:02:59Z  checked  Paulay, Gustav
  
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  Citation: Paulay, G. (2014). Holothuria (Platyperona) difficilis Semper, 1868. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148752 on 2014-07-31
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