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Ocnus lacteus

(Forbes & Goodsir, 1839)

Erling Svensen Anybody that knows this one? Only 2 cm long, 12 meters dept. Fedafjord South West Norway yesterday.

Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat Ocnus lacteus ?

Message posted on Echinoderms of the NE Atlantic on 12 Apr 2012
Jeremy Pierce Same dive as yesterday and for me anyway an unusually clear view of the body of a 'Crevice Sea Cucumber'??? Aslia lefevrei, although my book says it's body is brown and leathery!! Or is it a Neopentadactyla mixta out of the gravel and in a crevice??? Cheers JAP :-)

Jeremy Pierce Checked another book and may have answered my own question.........Pawsonia saxicola???

Erling Svensen I would have called this one Ocnus lacteus, but this species only grows to 4 cm

Jeremy Pierce This one was approx 11 -14cm!

Erling Svensen Then I think it might be Pawsonia saxcola.

Colin Munro Def. Pawsonia saxicola. Quite common.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 27 May 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Echinozoa (Subphylum)
      Holothuroidea (Class)
        Dendrochirotacea (Subclass)
          Dendrochirotida (Order)
            Cucumariidae (Family)
              Ocnus (Genus)
                Ocnus lacteus (Species)
Associated Species