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The New Zealand Cucumariidae (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea)
O'Loughlin, P.M.; Alcock, N. (2000). The New Zealand Cucumariidae (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea). Mem. Mus. Vic. 58(1): 1-24
In: Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria. Museum of Victoria: Melbourne. ISSN 0814-1827, more
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  • O'Loughlin, P.M.
  • Alcock, N.

    O ’Loughlin,P.M.and Alcock,N.,2000.The New Zealand Cucumariidae (Echinodermata,Holothuroidea).Memoirs of Museum Victoria 58(1):1 -24.Three new cucumariid holothurians,Pseudocnus sentus,Squamocnus niveus and Squamoc-nus luteus ,are described from Stewart Island and Fiordland.Five New Zealand and Australiancucumariid species,previously referred to the European genus Ocnus Forbes and Goodsir,areassigned to other genera.Squamocnus brevidentis (Hutton)is a new combination.Australoc-nus and Psolidocnus are new genera,and Australocnus calcareus (Dendy),Australocnusocciduus (O ’Loughlin and O ’Hara),Psolidocnus amokurae (Mortensen),Psolidocnusfarquhari (Mortensen)and Psolidocnus sacculus (Pawson)are new combinations.Ocnus brev-identis var.carnleyensis (Dendy)is not recognised.The status of a syntype of Squamocnusbrevidentis (Hutton)is discussed.A neotype is established for Australocnus calcareus(Dendy).Trachythyone bollonsi (Mortensen)is synonymised with Psolidiella nigraMortensen.The southern Australian Plesiocolochirus ignavus (Ludwig)is reported from NewZealand.S.brevidentis and S.niveus sp.nov.are brood-protecting.A key is provided for theNew Zealand species of Cucumariidae.

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