I have checked the photos, we got last year from Z. Sohou from Benin (not Sierra Leone) It could be H. dakarensis but the spicules are necessary to say.
I have the papers from Cherbonnier (in french) for this region.
I attach 2 photos
We have to stay home...so time to work 
Best regards 
Sohou Cc_3.jpg

Le ven. 13 mars 2020 à 18:01, Chantal Conand <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :
Dear colleagues
I do not know, I have to check some photos which came from Sierra Leone last year?....
We did not examine Mediterranean nor Eastern Atlantic species for the FAO 2012 book if I remember correctly , as 10 years ago these were not much developed.
Yes spicules are necessary ...if possible, in pieces of tegument in alcool 90%
Best regards
Chantal Conand

Le lun. 9 mars 2020 à 08:31, Friedman, Kim (FIAF) <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :

Dear Colleagues

Taking first steps (trying to locate funds) to assist Liberia in building a management framework around an on-going sea cucumber fishery that is coming under greater pressure.


This is one of the main species in the catch – any takers on a suggested ID please?




Kim Friedman

Senior Fishery Resources Officer


F602, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Marine and Inland Fisheries Branch

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Vialle delle Terme di Caracalla

00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 570 56510

Skype: kim.j.friedman

Twitter: @kimfriedmans

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