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Euapta godeffroyi                              

Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber

Megan Permyakoff (2013)


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References & Links

Berrill, M. 1965. The Ethology of the Synaptid Holothurian, Opheodesoma spectabilis.

Eakin, R.M. 1979. Evolutionary Significance of Photoreceptors: In Retrospect. Amer. Zool., 19, 647-653.

Ehlers, U. 1995. Ultra structure of the Statocysts in the Apodous Sea Cucumber Leptosynapta inhaerens (Holothuroidea, Echinodermata)Acta Zoologica, 78, 61-68.

Granja-Fernandez,R.,Antonio-Perez,V.&Lopez-Perez, R.A. 2013.  Euaptagodeffroyi  (Holothuroidea: Synaptidae): Filling the distribution gap between Mexico and Costa Rica, eastern tropical Pacific. Hidrobiologica, 23, 130-132.

Heffernan, J.M. & Eainwright,S.A. 1974. Locomotion of the Holothurian Euaptalappa and Redefinition of Peristalsis. Biol. Bul., 147, 95-104. Ra tuticorenensissp. Nov. and other Apodous Holothurians from the Indian Seas. J. mar. biol.Ass. India., 24,92-105.

Kerr, A.M. 2001. Phylogeny of the Apodan Holothurians (Echinodermata) inferred from morphology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 133, 53-62.

Vanden Spiegal, D.,Geronnez-Lecomte,A. & Jangoux, M. 1998. Ultrastructure of the ciliated cups of a synaptidholothuroid, Leptosynapta galliennei (Echinodermata). Invertibrate Biology, 117, 253-260.

Yamamoto, M. & Yoshida, M. 1978. Fine Structure of the Ocelli of a Synaptid Holothurian, Opheodesoma spectabilis, and the Effects of Light and Darkness.Zoo morphologie, 90, 1-17.