Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

First record of Holothuria (Theelothuria) princeps and Thyone pawsoni (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in the South Atlantic Ocean

Luciana Martinsa1 c1, Camilla Soutoa1 and Carla Menegolaa1

a1 Programa de Pós Graduação em Diversidade Animal, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Avenida Barão de Jeremoabo s/n, Campus Universitário, Ondina, Salvador–BA, Brazil, 40170–115

Abstract

Thyone pawsoni and Holothuria (Theelothuria) princeps are reported from shallow water of the South Atlantic Ocean. A morphological description of these new records with colour figures and scanning electron microscopy images of their ossicles are provided. With these two new records for the Brazilian Coast, the genus Thyone is now represented by two species and Holothuria by six.

(Received May 28 2012)

(Accepted June 23 2012)

Keywords

  • Dendrochirotida;
  • Phyllophoridae;
  • Aspidochirotida;
  • Holothuriidae;
  • taxonomy;
  • Bahia;
  • Brazil

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: L. Martins, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Avenida Barão de Jeremoabo s/n, Campus Universitário de Ondina, Salvador-BA, Brazil, 40170-115 email: lribeiromartins@yahoo.com.br