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A new species of Holothuria (Aspidochirotida, Holothuriidae) from Kenya
Samyn, Y.; Massin, C.; Muthiga, N.A. (2003). A new species of Holothuria (Aspidochirotida, Holothuriidae) from Kenya, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 58-67
In: Samyn, Y. (2003). Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. PhD Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. III, 384 + 1 cd-rom pp., more
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Samyn, Y.; Massin, C.; Muthiga, N.A. (2001). A new species of Holothuria (Aspidochirotida, Holothuriidae) from Kenya. Ann., Reeks 8 - K. Mus. Midden-Afr., Zool. Wet. 285: 101-110, more

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Keywords
    Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
    Echinodermata [WoRMS]; Holothuria Linnaeus, 1767 [WoRMS]; Holothuroidea [WoRMS]
    ISW, Kenya [Marine Regions]
    Marine

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  • Samyn, Y., more
  • Massin, C., more
  • Muthiga, N.A.

Abstract
    A new species, Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) arenacava (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from the littoral waters of Kenya is described. This species is characterized by its sand-burrowing behaviour, its small tentacles, the variously developed tables, corpuscules, buttons, plates and rods in the tube feet, and by the smooth, spiny and knobbed rods in the tentacles.

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