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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (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

Rank: Species
Alternative Scientific Name: Holothuria lessoni    Massin, Uthicke, Purcell, Rowe & Samyn, 2009
CAAB category: 25 - Echinodermata Echinoderms (seastars, sea urchins, crinoids, etc.)
Family: 25 416 Holothuriidae (holothurians) - show full list
Common Name (AS5300): Golden Sandfish (Sea Cucumber)
Common Names List: golden sandfish (sea cucumber)
Organism Type: a holothurian
Synonyms: Holothuria timana Holothuria scabra var. versicolor
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 25 416903     Holothuria spp.
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.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: alternate representation    Checked on: 2022-06-23
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Rowe, F.W.E. Gates, J., 1995, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 33. Echinodermata. CSIRO, East Melbourne
Scientific Name
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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.
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