Hi Priscilla et al,


Looks pretty much like H parva to me, but Gustav's suggestion to run a sequence is excellent as this will enable you to check of the following list for H. parva:

- appearance: OK

- habitat: OK

- behavoir: OK

- ossicles: to be checked

- COI: to be checked


Best wishes,


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Hi Pricilla – You could (or we could for you) run a COI DNA sequence on the animal also.  That would allow another way to compare IDs in addition to what the ossicles show.  Cheers – Gustav



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Hello every body 

I need your help to identify this species from Mangrove biotop in Madagascar.





Pricilla Rakotoarisoa
Doctorante en Biologie Marine
Université de Mons

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Dear  Alex,

Felicitation  for this excellent paper. Obviously, large, abundant and  coloured holothurian species are still to be discovered.

Best regards

At 11:18 26/04/2013 +1000, you wrote:

Gday aspidolist,

Pls find attached a description of a new sp of Holothuria from the western Pacific.

Thanks to all for sending specimens and photo records.


Alexander M Kerr
Associate Professor of Biology
Marine Laboratory
University of Guam
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
Tel: 1-671-735-2182/2175
Fax: 1-671-734-6767
Skype: alexander.kerr4
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