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A new species of deep-water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) of the genus Synallactes from off western Mexico
Massin, C.; Hendrickx, M.E. (2010). A new species of deep-water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) of the genus Synallactes from off western Mexico. Sci. Mar. (Barc.) 74(3): 599-603. dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2010.74n3599
In: Scientia Marina (Barcelona). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Institut de Ciènces del Mar: Barcelona. ISSN 0214-8358; e-ISSN 1886-8134, more
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Keywords
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    Holothuroidea; Synallactes n. sp.; club-shaped ossicles; deep water; East Pacific; Mexico

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  • Massin, C., more
  • Hendrickx, M.E.

Abstract
    An undescribed species of Synallactes was collected during a deep-water benthic fauna survey off the Pacific coast of Mexico in the East Pacific, with the R/V El Puma. This new species differs from all the other knownSynallactes by the presence of huge massive rods in the tube feet, some of them club-shaped. The later ossicle shape is unique among Holothuroidea. This is the first record of a Synallactes in the Gulf of California.

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