TITLE

Holothuria scabra (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida): first record of a highly valued sea cucumber, in the Persian Gulf, Iran

AUTHOR(S)
Dabbagh, Abdul-Reza; Keshavarz, Musa; Mohammadikia, Dariush; Afkhami, Majid; Nateghi, Seyyed Afshin
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Marine Biodiversity Records;Oct2012, Vol. 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Iran, the sandfish, Holothuria scabra is the most exploited sea cucumber species which is harvested at Qeshm Island because of the high demand from Indian and Bangladeshi traders. Some specimens of the sea cucumber were collected by snorkellers diving at depth of 5 m at Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. An examination identified the sea cucumbers as H. scabra. Previous research has not found this species in the Persian Gulf. This report is the first to document the highly valued commercial sea cucumber in the Persian Gulf region.
ACCESSION #
83177996

Tags: HOLOTHURIA scabra;  HOLOTHURIIDAE;  SEA cucumbers;  ECHINODERMATA;  PERSIAN Gulf

 

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