Psychropotes semperiana Theel , 1882, Theel, 1882

Glover, Adrian G, Wiklund, Helena, Rabone, Muriel, Amon, Diva J, Smith, Craig R, O'Hara, Tim, Mah, Christopher L & Dahlgren, Thomas G, 2016, Abyssal fauna of the UK- 1 polymetallic nodule exploration claim, Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 7251-7251: 7251

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Psychropotes semperiana Theel , 1882
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Psychropotes semperiana Theel, 1882  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 38c16bec-7bf9-4c2b-b862-5da460ba6c0c; recordNumber: NHM_220; recordedBy: Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren, Maggie Georgieva; individualCount: 1; preparations: tissue and DNA voucher stored in 80% non-denatured ethanol aqueous solution; otherCatalogNumbers: 5023502; associatedSequences: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KU519526; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Psychropotescf.semperiana; scientificName: Psychropotessemperiana; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Echinodermata; class: Holothuroidea; order: Elasipodida; family: Psychropotidae; genus: Psychropotes; scientificNameAuthorship: Théel, 1882; Location: waterBody: Pacific; stateProvince: Clarion Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration claim UK-1 ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum A; maximumDepthInMeters: 4062; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.962791666667; decimalLongitude: -116.55092666667; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Diva Amon, David Pawson, Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren; dateIdentified: 2015-06-01; identificationRemarks: identified by DNA and morphology; identificationQualifier: cf; Event: samplingProtocol: Remotely Operated Vehicle; eventDate: 2013-10-15; eventTime: 22:40; habitat: Abyssal plain; fieldNumber: RV03; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: NHMUK; collectionCode: ZOO; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  

Description

Distinctive large holothurian with sail, close morphological match to Psychropotes semperiana   from Théel 1882 (Fig. 18).

Genetic data for this taxa with new GenBank accession numbers are provided in Table 2

Diagnosis

Forms a unique monophyletic clade distinct from other AB01 specimens and no match to any GenBank or BOLD databases. Morphologically consistent with Psychropotes semperiana   Théel, 1882. The type locality of Psychropotes semperiana   is Atlantic (5°48'N; 14°20'W, 4500m depth) and we use the tentative name Psychropotes cf. semperiana   for this material until we have a better understanding of genetic variation within the species including data from the type locality.

Ecology

Observed moving on the seabed amongst polymetallic nodules.