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Holothurians (Holothuroidea : Echinodermata) of the Eastern Coast of Thailand
Mucharin, A.; Putchakarn, S.; Sonchaeng, P. (2005). Holothurians (Holothuroidea : Echinodermata) of the Eastern Coast of Thailand. Thail. Nat. Hist. Mus. J. 1(2): 97-136
In: The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal. National Science Museum (NSM). Natural History Museum: Pathum Thani. ISSN 1686-770X, more

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    Holothurian, Echinodermata, Eastern Coast, Thailand

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  • Mucharin, A.
  • Putchakarn, S.
  • Sonchaeng, P.

Abstract
    Holothurians (Class Holothuroidea, Phylum Echinodermata) of the Eastern Coast of Thailand were intensively studied from the specimens collected from 4 marine habitats namely, coral reef, seagrass bed, sandy and rocky beaches in Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthabnri and Trat Provinces from 1998 to 2002. In addition, museum specimens from the authors's collections also examined along with other specimens deposited in several institutions and collections in Thailand. The holothurians found were classified into 4 Orders, 6 Families, 14 Genera and 34 species. Regarding the observed habitats, it was found that there were 31 species in coral reefs, 3 species in seagrass beds, 9 species in sandy beaches and I species in rocky beaches.

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