Pawsonellus africanus Thandar, 1986

Thandar, Ahmed S., 2008, Additions to the holothuroid fauna of the southern African temperate faunistic provinces, with descriptions of new species, Zootaxa 1697 (1), pp. 1-57 : 33

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1697.1.1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5107135

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pawsonellus africanus Thandar, 1986
status

 

Pawsonellus africanus Thandar, 1986

Pawsonellus africanus Thandar, 1986: 485 , fig. 1 a-n; Thandar, 1991: 136 (records), figs. 2c, 15d.

Type SAM-A23442.

Paratypes SAM-A23443, NMP 3061 View Materials , NHML (1985.8.28.1), Australian Museum, Sydney ( AM J20185 View Materials ) .

Type locality 16 km south of Durban, 36 m.

Material examined

SAM-A28014, UCT Ecol. Surv. , near East London, St. SCD 284 , 33 o 04' S, 27 o 57' E, 6.ii. 1962, 7 m, 26 spec GoogleMaps ; SAM-A28015, St. SCD 294 , 33 o 03' S, 27 o 55' E, 6.ii. 1962, 84 m, 2 spec GoogleMaps ; SAM-28016, St. SCD 91, 33 o 03' S, 27 o 55' E, 17.vii. 1959, 27 m, 1 spec. GoogleMaps

Distribution Southern KZN to East London, ECP, 7- 84 m.

Remarks

This is the first record of the species from outside KZN. Its presence, now near East London, in the South African warm temperate waters, is a noteworthy extension of its southwards range. The specimen from Station SCD 91 is a mature female measuring about 30 mm, the longest size yet recorded for the species, whereas the specimens from SCD 294 represent its deepest depth record (84 m).

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Holothuroidea

Order

Dendrochirotida

Family

Cucumariidae

Genus

Pawsonellus

Loc

Pawsonellus africanus Thandar, 1986

Thandar, Ahmed S. 2008
2008
Loc

Pawsonellus africanus

Thandar, A. S. 1991: 136
Thandar, A. S. 1986: 485
1986