WoRMS taxon details

Holothuria (Selenkothuria) erinacea Semper, 1868

210852  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210852)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   
Description Description: body rather narrower in its anterior half. Uniformly brown, but a clear ring is around the small buccal...  
Description Description: body rather narrower in its anterior half. Uniformly brown, but a clear ring is around the small buccal tentacles, which form a group 7 mm wide. Podia crowded on the belly, much smaller and scattered on the back, where the skin is much folded. Spicules are only rods, generally more elongated that those figured by Semper. A median axis is apparent and may be somewhat recurved. Shape very variable, surface smooth, edge more or less spiny, holes restricted at the extremities or arranged in a series along one or both sides of the axis. The larger rods are like perforated plates, the smaller may remind buttons. No true buttons or tables have been observed (Tortonese, 1980).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, shoreline waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Also distributed in Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, detritus feeder, deposit feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
WoRMS (2018). Holothuria (Selenkothuria) erinacea Semper, 1868. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210852 on 2018-05-26
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1997-02-22 11:53:36Z
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2000-09-22 07:17:05Z
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Garcia, Maria
2007-07-03 13:16:59Z
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original description Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   

original description  (ofHolothuria andersoni Bell, 1886) Bell, FJ., 1886. On the holothurians of the Mergui Archipelago collected for the trustees of the Indian Museum by Dr. John Anderson. Journal Linnean Society London. 21: 25-28., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1886.tb00968.x [details]   

original description  (ofHolothuria marenzelleri Ludwig, 1883) Ludwig, H.L. (1883). Verszeichniss der Holothurien des Kiehler Museums. Bericht der Oberhessischen Gesellschaft für Natur-und Heilkunde 4 (10). [details]   

original description  (ofHolothuria (Selenkothuria) erinaceus var. pygmaea Semper, 1868) Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   

original description  (ofHolothuria erinaceus Semper, 1868) Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   

original description  (ofHolothuria erinaceus var. pygmaea Semper, 1868) Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   

basis of record Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Description: body rather narrower in its anterior half. Uniformly brown, but a clear ring is around the small buccal tentacles, which form a group 7 mm wide. Podia crowded on the belly, much smaller and scattered on the back, where the skin is much folded. Spicules are only rods, generally more elongated that those figured by Semper. A median axis is apparent and may be somewhat recurved. Shape very variable, surface smooth, edge more or less spiny, holes restricted at the extremities or arranged in a series along one or both sides of the axis. The larger rods are like perforated plates, the smaller may remind buttons. No true buttons or tables have been observed (Tortonese, 1980).
General distribution: from East Africa to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, shoreline waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Also distributed in Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, detritus feeder, deposit feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Remark Rowe (1969) regards H. lubrica var. marenzelleri Ludwig, 1883 as a synonym of H. erinaceus.
Spelled H. erinaceus in Tortonese (1980) and Clark & Rowe (1971).
Syntypes Zoologisches Museum für Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany) E.2551. Type locality: Fiji (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]