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1 April 2008 A new dendrochirotid sea cucumber from the west coast of South Africa (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Cucumariidae)
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Five specimens of a small cucumariid holothuroid collected between 18–32 m, from off St. Helena Bay on the west coast of Western Cape Province, South Africa, are new to science and here described. The presence of unequal tentacles, naked interambulacra, smooth prolonged handle of some body wall plates and the form of the tentacle and introvert deposits, in combination, sets the new species strongly apart from its congeners.

Mageshnee Natasen Moodley "A new dendrochirotid sea cucumber from the west coast of South Africa (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Cucumariidae)," African Zoology 43(1), (1 April 2008). https://doi.org/10.3377/1562-7020(2008)43[61:ANDSCF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 30 July 2007; Accepted: 5 November 2007; Published: 1 April 2008
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