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Holothuria  Linnaeus, 1767
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1078137

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Holothuria Linnaeus, 1758
    Ananus Sluiter, 1880
    Holothuria glaberrima Risso, 1827
    Fistularia punctulata Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
    Holothuria flammea Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
    Holothuria inermis Bell, 1887
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumEchinodermata Bruguière, 1791 [ex Klein, 1734] – echinoderms, échinodermes, bolacha da praia, equinoderma, equinodermata, estrela do mar, ouriço do mar  
             SubphylumEchinozoa Haeckel, 1895  
                ClassHolothuroidea  – holotúria, pepino do mar, cocombres de mer, sea cucumbers  
                   OrderHolothuriida Miller, Kerr, Paulau, Reich, Wilson, Caravajal & Rouse, 2017  
                      FamilyHolothuriidae Burmeister, 1837  
                         GenusHolothuria Linnaeus, 1767  
    Direct Children:  
                            Species Holothuria pyxoides Ludwig, 1888  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Acanthotrapeza) Rowe, 1969  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Cystipus) Haacke, 1880  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Halodeima) Pearson, 1914  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Holothuria) Linnaeus, 1767  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Lessonothuria) Deichmann, 1958  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) Deichmann, 1958  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Metriatyla) Rowe, 1969  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Microthele) Brandt, 1835  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Panningothuria) Rowe, 1969  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Platyperona) Rowe, 1969  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Roweothuria) Thandar, 1988  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Selenkothuria) Deichmann, 1958  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Semperothuria) Deichmann, 1958  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Stauropora) Rowe, 1969  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Stichothuria) Cherbonnier, 1980  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Theelothuria) Deichmann, 1958  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Thymiosicya) Pearson, 1914  
                            Subgenus Holothuria (Vaneyothuria) Deichmann, 1958  

  Expert: Gustav Paulay  
  Notes: Curator of Marine Malacology, University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), Gainesville, Florida, 32611, USA   
  Reference for: Holothuria    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: WoRMS - World List of Holothuroidea, database (version 15/10/2015)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Reference for: Holothuria   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Invertebrates, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xx + 936   
  Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.   
  Publication Place: Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-87893-097-3   
  Reference for: Holothuria   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hendler, Gordon, John E. Miller, David L. Pawson, and Porter M. Kier  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and Allies: Echinoderms of Florida and the Caribbean   
  Page(s): xi + 390   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-450-3   
  Reference for: Holothuria   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature  
  Publication Date: 1924   
  Article/Chapter Title: Opinion 80: Suspension of Rules in the Case of Holothuria and Physalis   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 73, no. 2   
  Page(s): 17-18   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Holothuria   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Linné, Carl von  
  Publication Date: 1767   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema Naturae, 12th Edition, vol. 1, pt. 2   
  Page(s): 533-1327   
  Publisher: Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae (Stockholm, Sweden)   
  Notes: Available online at , and   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Under the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, opinion 85 and direction 37, Holothuria Linnaeus 1767 is conserved and Holothuria Linnaeus 1758 is suppressed  
    LSID associated with the scientific name Holothuria Linnaeus, 1767 acquired on 15 October, 2015  



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