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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyplectana kefersteinii (Selenka, 1867) 
AphiaID: 214608

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 editorApodida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynaptidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyplectana (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyplectana Clark, 1908
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynapta kefersteinii Selenka, 1867
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynapticola teres Voigt, 1892 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynapticola teres Voigt, 1892 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications) 
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 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species in known from the East Indies, north Australia, Philippines, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Red Sea and Aldabra to Easter Island and from China to New Caledonia (Massin, 1996).
Ecology: benthic, continental shelf, detritus feeder, deposit feeder (Rowe & Gates, 1995); during day hides in crevices, at night foraging on the substrate (Massin, 1996).
General distribution: tropical, east Indo-west-central Paacific Ocean, depth range 0-77 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Syntypes Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) No. 415 (6 specimens). Type locality: Hawaiian Islands (as Sandwich Inseln) (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
P. kefersteini in Tortonese (1977) and Clark & Rowe (1971). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:214608
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-04-04 05:05:35Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-29 10:30:23Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2010-10-14 14:30:08Z  checked  Paulay, Gustav
  
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  Citation: Paulay, G. (2014). Polyplectana kefersteinii (Selenka, 1867). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214608 on 2014-07-26
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