Journal of the Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University Volume 49
2010-12-24 発行

相模湾産マナマコ属の分類学的再検討

Re-classification of the Apostichopus holothurians from Sagami Bay, central Japan
Kuramochi, Takashi
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abstract
We reviewed classifications of the sea cucumbers (holothurians) belonging to the genus Apostichopus Liao, 1980, collected from the Sagami Bay, central Japan. Detailed examinations have led to a conclusion that some of the specimens that had once been identified as Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka, 1867) should be re-classified as Apostichopus armata (Selenka, 1867). This conclusion agrees with the report that the Japanese Apostichopus holothurians are divided into two major groups (Kanno et al., 2003).
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Apostichopus armata
Apostichopus japonicas
Holothurians
相模湾
Sagami Bay