WoRMS taxon details

Afrocucumis africana (Semper, 1867)

210950  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210950)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofCucumaria africana Semper, 1867) Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   
Description Colour in life: pinkish blue overall (Humphreys, 1981). Colour brown, more or less dark and uniform; two specimens are...  
Description Colour in life: pinkish blue overall (Humphreys, 1981). Colour brown, more or less dark and uniform; two specimens are much lighter underside, one of them almost whitish (Tortonese, 1980).
General distribution: western Indian Ocean and from the Gulf of Bengala to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); throughout the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Western Pacific Islands (Thandar, 1989); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, intertidal waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Also distributed in Maldive area, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, suspension feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
WoRMS (2018). Afrocucumis africana (Semper, 1867). Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210950 on 2018-04-20
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1997-02-22 11:53:36Z
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2000-09-29 07:24:43Z
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Garcia, Maria
2010-10-14 14:30:08Z
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original description  (ofOrcula cucumiformis 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  (ofPseudocucumis theeli Ludwig, 1887) Ludwig, H.L. (1887). Drei Mittheilungen über alte und neue Holothurienarten. Abhandlungen der preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 54: 1-28, pl. 15. [details]   

original description  (ofCucumaria africana Semper, 1867) Semper, C. (1868). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band. Holothurien. Hefte iv. and v: Unpaginated. [details]   

original description  (ofPhyllophorus transvectus Sluiter, 1914) Sluiter, C. P. (1914). Die von Dr. P. N. van Kampen, wahrend seiner Fahrten mit der Regierungsdampfer Gier 1906-1909, im Indischen Archipel gesammelten Holothurien. Buitenzorg Contributions Faune. Indes Neerl. 1: (1-28). [details]   

original description  (ofCucumaria assimilis 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]   

basis of record Tortonese, E. (1980). Researches on the coast of Somalia. Littoral Echinodermata. Monitore zoologico italiano NS Supplemento XIII 5: 99-139. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofOrcula cucumiformis Semper, 1868) Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Bonn. 21(1): 537-563., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/85045#page/583/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofPseudocucumis africana (Semper)) Ludwig, H. (1899). Echinodermen des Sansibargebietes. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Bonn. 21(1): 537-563., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/85045#page/583/mode/1up [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Wai, T. C., Ng, W. C., Leung, K. M. Y. & Williams, G. A. (2011). Stock and ecological status of echinoderms in Hong Kong: evaluation of effectiveness of marine protected areas using sea urchins as model organism. Final report. Submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Colour in life: pinkish blue overall (Humphreys, 1981). Colour brown, more or less dark and uniform; two specimens are much lighter underside, one of them almost whitish (Tortonese, 1980).
General distribution: western Indian Ocean and from the Gulf of Bengala to Polynesia (Tortonese, 1980); throughout the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Western Pacific Islands (Thandar, 1989); tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, intertidal waters (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Also distributed in Maldive area, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, China, south Japan and South Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
Ecology: benthic, inshore, suspension feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Remark In family Phyllophoridae in Tortonese (1980) and Clark & Rowe (1971).
Syntypes Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) (3 specimens). Type locality: Querimba Islands, Mozambique (Rowe & Gates, 1995). Holotype in ?Germany (Thandar, 1989). [details]
 

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Japanese ムラサキグミモドキ  [details]