HI all,

This is interesting, and it looks a bit like the hybrid. Please also see the discussion on hybridisation in Bohadshia in here:

Uthicke S, Byrne M, Conand C (2010) Genetic Barcoding of commercial BÍche-de-mer species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Molecular Ecology Resources 10:634-646

Pictures of all the types are available on the BOLD website...



Dr Sven Uthicke
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Australian Institute of Marine Science
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From: flmnh-aspidolist [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank Rowe
Sent: Monday, 31 March 2014 1:58 AM
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Subject: Re: Bohadschia sp?

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
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