Hi Yves

Since I read the paper 2013 (thanks Franck), it looks funny to me also, as there are no B. argus in the IO….meaning other hybridation …
Bohadschia stories are not closed!!!

2014-03-30 18:40 GMT+02:00 Yves Samyn <[log in to unmask]>:

Hi all


Same appeared to me... but a bit problematic as 'B maculisparsa' is not supposed to be in the Indian Ocean. B. atra hybridizes too?


Cheers - Yves

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From: Frank Rowe <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sun 30-03-2014 17:59
Subject: Re: Bohadschia sp?
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Dear Chantal,
This looks like another example of whatSun, Alex and Gustav nominated as  a '...putative argus-vitiensis hybrid with vitiensis background colour and ocellar spots similar to argus'. This is in their 2013 paper in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (Colour, confusion, and crossing: resolution of species problems in Bohadschia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea).

From: flmnh-aspidolist [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Chantal Conand
Sent: 30 March 2014 15:51
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Subject: Bohadschia sp?
Dear colleagues
I just received this photo (without sample nor spicules) from Mauritius, I believe it is a Bohadschia, but which species please?
Best regards from Paris
Chantal Conand