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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Selenkothuria) erinacea Semper, 1868 
AphiaID: 210852

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 (Selenkothuria) (Subgenus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Selenkothuria) erinacea (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Selenkothuria) Deichmann, 1958
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Selenkothuria) erinaceus var. pygmaea Semper, 1868
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria andersoni Bell, 1886
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria erinaceus Semper, 1868 · accepted, alternate representation
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria erinaceus var. pygmaea Semper, 1868
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria marenzelleri Ludwig, 1883
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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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Selenkothuria) erinaceus var. pygmaea Semper, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria (Selenkothuria) erinacea Semper, 1868
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
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Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210852
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Date   action   by
1997-02-22 11:53:36Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-22 07:17:05Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2007-07-03 13:16:59Z  changed  Appeltans, Ward
2010-10-06 09:23:00Z  changed  Paulay, Gustav
2013-12-05 22:01:13Z  changed  Paulay, Gustav
  
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  Citation: Paulay, G. (2014). Holothuria (Selenkothuria) erinacea Semper, 1868. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210852 on 2014-12-21
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