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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Microthele) nobilis (Selenka, 1867) 
AphiaID: 210835

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 (Microthele) (Subgenus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Microthele) Brandt, 1835
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Microthele) Brandt, 1835
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrothele nobilis (Selenka, 1867)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMülleria nobilis Selenka, 1867
Sources  basis of record Panning, A. (1941). Ueber einige Ostafrikanische Seewalzen und ihre eignung zur Trepanggewinnung. Thalassia IV (8): 1-18. [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]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [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]
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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Indian Ocean [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNanaspis mixta Humes, 1975 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLichothuria mandibularis Stock, 1968 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNanaspis mixta Humes, 1975 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScambicornus sewelli Humes, 1975 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScambicornus idoneus (Humes & Cressey, 1961) (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScambicornus subtilis (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 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colour in life: dark chocolate brown with large raised white areas adjacent to sole, tube feet milk white but background brown.
Some with commensal polynoid Gastrolepidia clavigera SCHMARDA, 1861 with mottled black and white scales (Humphreys, 1981).
The distribution of this species ranges from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Hawaii and Easter Island, and from Japan to Northern Australia and New Caledonia (Massin, 1996). Widespread in the tropical Indo-west Pacific, shallow waters (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Conand (1998)). Also recorded in Maldive area, Ceylon, 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 (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Habitat: reef flats, slopes, shallow seagrass beds, depth range from surface down to 20 m. (Conand, 1998); rocky bottoms, depth range 5-45 m. (Massin, 1996). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In Subgenus: (Microthele) Brandt, 1835. Type data: status and whereabotus undetermined. Type locality: 'Insula Guahan', NW Pacific Ocean (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Rowe (1969) places H. whitmaei Bell, 1887 as a synonym. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210835
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 11:53:36Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-29 10:30:23Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-03 13:16:59Z  changed  Appeltans, Ward
2010-10-14 14:30:08Z  checked  Paulay, Gustav
  
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  Citation: Paulay, G. (2014). Holothuria (Microthele) nobilis (Selenka, 1867). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210835 on 2014-07-29
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