species: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens cf. in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens cf.


©Anne Hoggett: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens cf. from under rubble on the reef flat at Coconut Beach, Lizard Island. Specimen 20200704_2, 18 cm long, diameter 3.5 cm, upper surface).

©Anne Hoggett: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens cf. from under rubble on the reef flat at Coconut Beach, Lizard Island. Specimen 20200704_2, 18 cm long, diameter 3.5 cm, lower surface).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Holothuria
Species Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens cf.

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Distinguishing features

Larger diameter, less prominent papillae and slightly different colour pattern to the more common form of "Holothuria impatiens' at Lizard Island.

From analysis of molecular data, Michonneau (2015) considers that 'Holothuria impatiens' - widespread in the Indo-Pacific, West Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea - is a species complex of at least 13 species. He found three of those groups at Lizard Island: ESU1, ESU2 and gracilis. This does not appear to be one of those three. However, the paper is a preprint that had not been published in a peer-reviewed journal as at Jul 2020.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

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Distribution

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