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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Echinodermata (phylum)  »  Holothuroidea (class)  »  Aspidochirotida (order)  »  Holothuriidae (family)

CAAB Code: 25 416031 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Holothuria (Metriatyla) lessoni    Massin, Uthicke, Purcell, Rowe & Samyn, 2009
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata
Family: Holothuriidae (holothurians) - show full list
Common Name: Golden Sandfish (Sea Cucumber)
Recent Synonyms: Holothuria timana
Holothuria scabra var. versicolor
Common Names List: golden sandfish (sea cucumber)
Organism Type: a holothurian
Scientific Name Notes:This species has been confused with H. (M.) scabra in the past, and has previously been known under the suppressed name H. timana and also commonly called H. scabra var. versicolor, see Massin et al, 2009.
Parent Codes: 25 415000     Holothuriidae & Stichopodidae - undifferentiated

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-06-20
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Rowe, F. W. E. Gates, J., 1995, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 33. Echinodermata. CSIRO, East Melbourne
Scientific Name
verified against
Massin, C. Uthicke, S. Purcell, S.W. Rowe, F.W.E. Samyn, Y., 2009. Taxonomy of the heavily exploited Indo-Pacific sandfish complex (Echinodermata: Holothuriidae)., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 155: 40-59.

Record details

Record entered on 13-Jul-2000 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 3-Oct-2018 14:20 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: updated
Modification history:
27-JUL-2009: add notes (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous species name: timana)
 (previous authority: Lesson)
 (previous publication year: 1830)
04-SEP-2015: add FAO name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
03-OCT-2018: updated (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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