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Free Content Thyone Tanyspelra, a New Species of Sea Cucumber from the Southern Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)

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A new species of Thyone s.s. is described from 51–170 meters depth off Honduras, Colombia and Trinidad. Distinctive features include: presence of rosettes alone in the introvert; body wall ossicles with greatly reduced spires; and tube foot ossicles with greatly elongated spires. A key is provided to the six western Atlantic species of Thyone.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1988

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