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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 5–6 | Cite as

High density aggregations of cucumariids (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) on a Singapore sedimented reef

  • Chin Soon Lionel Ng
  • Tai Chong Toh
  • Kok Ben Toh
  • Karenne Tun
  • Loke Ming Chou
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Keywords

Coral Reef Natural History Museum Coral Coloni Reef Crest Shallow Reef 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Dr.s David Lane, Alexander Kerr, Gustav Paulay, Frank Rowe, Claude Massin, and Ahmed Thandar for their useful suggestions and help in the attempted identification of the sea cucumber, and members of the Reef Ecology Laboratory, NUS for their assistance.

References

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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chin Soon Lionel Ng
    • 1
  • Tai Chong Toh
    • 1
  • Kok Ben Toh
    • 1
  • Karenne Tun
    • 2
  • Loke Ming Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.Reef Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biological SciencesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Parks BoardSingaporeSingapore

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