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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 241-245

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Rediscovery of the elpidiid holothurian Peniagone horrifer (Elasipodida, Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) in the southern Indian Ocean

  • Ian A. CrossAffiliated withNational Oceanography Centre
  • , Andrey GebrukAffiliated withP.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , David BillettAffiliated withNational Oceanography Centre
  • , Antonina RogachevaAffiliated withP.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 

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Abstract

Peniagone horrifer Théel, 1882 was collected at abyssal depths from around the Crozet Islands in the southern Indian Ocean on RRS Discovery Cruise 300 in 2005. Previously known from only one specimen, P. horrifer is re-described based on a large haul of preserved material and an in situ photograph of the species on the seabed.

Keywords

Elpidiidae Taxonomy Abyssal sub-Antarctic Deep-sea holothurian