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Free Content Peniagone leander new species, an abyssal benthopelagic sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the eastern central Pacific Ocean

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Peniagone leander, new species, differs from other Peniagone species in possessing the combination of: an ovoid body, lateral ridges defining right and left margins of body, anterior veil (velum) with four projections, two pairs of anterior dorsal projections posterior to velum, four pairs of posterior ventral tube feet. The reddish-brown body reaches a length of approximately 30 cm. P. leander is the second species of the genus known to be benthopelagic. The species is fairly common where it occurs, dividing its time between actively swimming above the bottom and feeding on the sediment surface.

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Publication date: 1986-03-01

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