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A study of two apodous holothurians from Southern Africa
Thandar, A.S. (1989). A study of two apodous holothurians from Southern Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. = S.-Afr. Tydskr. Wet. 85: 451-454
In: South African Journal of Science = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wetenskap. Academy of Science of South Africa: Johannesburg. ISSN 0038-2353, more
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  • Thandar, A.S.

Abstract
    Two apodous holothurians, Polycheira rufescens (Brandt, 1835) and Patinapta crosslandi Heding, 1928, from the east coast of Southern Africa (south of 23 ½ °S) are described. The former species is a new record for the subcontinent but shows several geographic variations perhaps separable at the subspecific level. Patinapta crosslandi, whose previous Southern African record was based on two poorly preserved specimens, is now redescribed on the basis of 24 specimens collected from south of Durban. Fourteen species of apodous holothurians are now known to occur in Southern Africa.

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