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Polish Polar Research

The Journal of Committee on Polar Research of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Volume 34, Issue 1 (Mar 2013)

A new genus and four new species of sea cucumbers (Echinodermata) from Admiralty Bay, King George Island

P. Mark O’Loughlin / Anna Stępień
  • Katedra Zoologii Bezkręgowców i Hydrobiologii, Uniwersytet Łódzki, ul. Banacha 12/16, 90−237 Łódź, Poland
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Published Online: 2013-02-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/popore-2013-0003

Abstract

Four new Antarctic holothuroid species are described for specimens from Admiralty Bay in King George Island. A new genus Dendrelasia O’Loughlin is erected for new cucumariid species Dendrelasia sicinski with dendrochirotid body form and elasipodid− type spinous rod ossicles. Cucumariid Staurocucumis krzysztofi has bowl ossicles predominantly with marginal teeth. Provisionally−assigned thyonid Allothyone presleri has table ossicles with spires comprising predominantly four pillars. Molpadiid Molpadia magdae has a prickly cover of irregular table ossicle spires and fusiform table discs in both body wall and tail. Staurocucumis liouvillei (Vaney) is a “species complex”

Keywords: Antarctic; South Shetlands; Holothuroidea; Cucumariidae; Thyonidae; Molpadiidae

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Published Online: 2013-02-26

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Citation Information: Polish Polar Research, ISSN (Online) 2081-8262, ISSN (Print) 0138-0338, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/popore-2013-0003.

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