Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens ( Forsskål, 1775 )

Samyn, Yves & Vandenspiegel, Didier, 2016, Sublittoral and bathyal sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the Northern Mozambique Channel with description of six new species, Zootaxa 4196 (4), pp. 451-497: 468

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Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens ( Forsskål, 1775 )
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Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens ( Forsskål, 1775) 

( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9 A – B)

Fistularia impatiens Forsskål, 1775: 121  , pl.39B; Lamarck, 1816: 76.

Trepang impatiens  ; Jaeger, 1833: 25.

Sporadipus impatiens  ; Grube, 1840: 36; Aranda y Millan, 1908: 250.

Holothuria (Camerosoma) impatiens  ; Brandt, 1835: 53.

Holothuria (Holothuria) impatiens  ; Panning, 1935: 86, fig. 72 (synonymy and records before 1935); Tortonese, 1935: 261; Domantay, 1936: 358, pl. 7, fig. 83, pl. 6, fig. 65; Zavodnik, 1998: 641.

Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens  ; Rowe & Gates, 1995: 303 (synonymy); Massin, 1999: 57, figs 45 & 111e (records before 1999).

Material examined. Non-type material: IE-2007-812 (1 specimen, sampled West of Nosy-Bé) 

Remarks. This single specimen accords with H. L. Clark’s (1921: 179, pl. 19, fig. 5) ‘typical’ colour morph of Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens  . H. impatiens  is known to be a complicated species complex ( Clark, 1921; Michonneau, 2015), but until formal species are established or synonymised names are re-validated we follow the ‘sweeping’ synonymy of Panning (1935) and Rowe & Gates (1995). However, we agree with Cherbonnier (1974) to treat Holothuria truncata Lampert, 1885  as a valid species, and not as a junior subjective synonym of H. impatiens  as suggested by Rowe (in Rowe & Gates, 1995).

According to Lane et al. (2000), H. impatiens  is found between 0 and 30 m depth. The present record was sampled at 158 m and thus the bathymetric range of the H. impatiens  complex is much larger than previously thought.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Holothuroidea

Order

Aspidochirotida

Family

Holothuriidae

Genus

Holothuria

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Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens ( Forsskål, 1775 )

Samyn, Yves & Vandenspiegel, Didier 2016
2016
Loc

Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens

Rowe 1995: 303
1995
Loc

Holothuria (Holothuria) impatiens

Zavodnik 1998: 641
Domantay 1936: 358
Panning 1935: 86
Tortonese 1935: 261
1935
Loc

Sporadipus impatiens

Grube 1840: 36
1840
Loc

Holothuria (Camerosoma) impatiens

Brandt 1835: 53
1835
Loc

Trepang impatiens

Jaeger 1833: 25
1833
Loc

Fistularia impatiens Forsskål, 1775 : 121

Lamarck 1816: 76
Forsskal 1775: 121
1816