species: Bohadschia sp in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bohadschia sp


©Anne Hoggett: Bohadschia sp just before spawning, Lizard Island lagoon entrance, 1 Nov 2015, 3.30 pm

©Anne Hoggett: Head of Bohadschia sp just before spawning, Lizard Island lagoon entrance, 1 Nov 2015, 3.30 pm

©Anne Hoggett: Bohadschia sp spawning, Lizard Island lagoon entrance, 1 Nov 2015, 3.30 pm
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Bohadschia
Species Bohadschia sp

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 40 cm (Estimated length based on two observations, Nov 2015 and Oct 2016.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

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Distribution

Behaviour

The spawning individual on 1 Nov 2015 was about 10 m from base of reef and in spawning position when first observed. Bump enlarged around the gonopore rapidly (a minute or two) and spawning was over in less than a minute at around 3.30 pm on 1 Nov 2015. The tide was running out but there was very little current. Anterior end returned to normal position quickly. No other holothurians were observed spawning during the the dive and no other individuals of this species were observed at all.

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