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Pawsonia saxicola

(Brady & Robertson, 1871)


Vasco Ferreira This Cucumaria is very commum here in North Portugal. Is it Aslia lefevrei or Pawsonia saxicola? How to tell the differences?

João Pedro Silva Apparently, P. saxicola has white body. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/5869790235/in/photostream/

David Kipling So you can't tell from this pic :)

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 28 Jul 2013
Tony O'Callaghan Folks, spotted this last Saturday about 16-18Ms on a limestone wall in Ballyconnell, Co sligo - the area is just after a red tide which has cleared out a lot of the usual life there.

David Kipling It's a sea cucumber of some variety.

João Pedro Silva Looks like the body of Pawsonia saxicola: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/5869790235/

Tony O'Callaghan I'm happy with Pawsonia Saxicola as an id, when I have a good look at the photo I can see the fingers in the shadows at the bottom of the photo !

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 20 Aug 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
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Echinozoa (Subphylum)
      Holothuroidea (Class)
        Dendrochirotacea (Subclass)
          Dendrochirotida (Order)
            Cucumariidae (Family)
              Pawsonia (Genus)
                Pawsonia saxicola (Species)
Associated Species