Cucamba O’Loughlin

O’Loughlin, Mark, Manjón-Cabeza, Eugenia & Ruiz, Francina Moya, 2009, Antarctic holothuroids from the Bellingshausen Sea, with descriptions of new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea), Zootaxa 2016, pp. 1-16: 2

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Cucamba O’Loughlin


Cucamba O’Loughlin  gen. nov.

Diagnosis. Genus of family Cucumariidae  with 8 and 2 smaller tentacles; larger tube feet on 5 radii; smaller tube feet scattered on interradii; single-layered perforated plate body wall ossicles.

Type species. Cucumaria psolidiformis Vaney, 1908  (monotypic).

Etymology. From Cuc (first part of family name), with the Latin ambo (two together), referring to the two sizes of tube feet (feminine).

Remarks. In this work Caespitugo citriformis Gutt, 1990  , the type species for Caespitugo Gutt, 1990  , is judged to be a junior synonym of Thyone scotiae Vaney, 1906  . Thyone scotiae Vaney  is referred to Crucella Gutt, 1990  . Caespitugo Gutt  thus becomes a junior synonym of Crucella Gutt.