Dear all,

You right Chantal it could be Holothuria
(Roweothuria) arguinensis (Koehler
& Vaney, 1906).  This species had
been considered a north-eastern Atlantic species recorded from Morocco and
Mauritania (Panning, 1929; Hérouard, 1929) near Dakar. It could be also H.
(H.) stellati but I am more forH.
(R.) arguinensis. But the second I do
not think that it’s Holothuria (Platyperona) sanctori. The white
spots are tighter here and do not remember the scattered white spots of H (P.)
I agree with Frank for ossicles pictures to confirm. Also internal
description; to check the presence of Cuvierian organ (if its mammata)
All the best

Le Dimanche 9 mars 2014 19h01, Frank Rowe <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :
Dear Francois, Kris and all,
It seems I was having trouble with the dratted machine!! 
Hopefully now fixed.
I think there were 3 species (as follows);
The first is I think Holothuria dakarensis (though 
possibly H. tubulosa as Panning described dakarensis as a 
subspecies of tubulosa. I did discuss this in my 1969 paper, but 
knowledge has moved on somewhat in the intervening years!) The second species 
looks like Holothuria (Platyperona) sanctori as suggested by Chantal. 
The third species may rather be Holothuria mammata (rather than a 
stichopodid). These are only suggestions, in the absence of any further help 
e.g. spicule images)
A possible (old) help might be Panning's 1939 paper 
'Holothurien von den Kanaren und von Dakar. Vidensk. Meddr. dansk naturh. 
Foren. 103:523-546, figs 1-11'
a) hope this is of use; b) hope it gets 
Best regards,

 From: flmnh-aspidolist 
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Sent: 05 March 2014 15:51
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Subject: Fwd: Trans. : holothurians 
of the Dakar area

Hello all,

  I received these cuke pictures 
taken from Dakar, Sénégal by a French naturalist who is getting worried about 
Chinese prospectors who want to harvest them. I'm not familiar with the fauna, 
but maybe some of you are. Do you have any IDs?

  -- François