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A new Indo-West Pacific species of Actinopyga (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae)
Samyn, Y.; Vandenspiegel, D.; Massin, C. (2006). A new Indo-West Pacific species of Actinopyga (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae). Zootaxa 1138(1138): 53-68
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Keywords
Author keywords
    Echinodermata; Holothuroidea; Actinopyga; new species; Indo-Pacific

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Abstract
    Actinopyga is one of the five genera commonly recognised in the family Holothuriidae. This small genus has sixteen species currently considered valid. The present paper describes a new Indo-West Pacific species, Actinopyga caerulea, of which the most striking character is its bluish coloration. The ossicle assemblage of the new species resembles mostly that of A. bannwarthi Panning, 1944 and A. flammea Cherbonnier, 1979.

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