Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Holothuroidea > Order Aspidochirotida > Family Mesothuriidae

Mesothuria Ludwig, 1894

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Allantis Hérouard, 1902 synonym


Mesothuria (Allantis)
Mesothuria (Diplasiothuria)
Mesothuria (Mesothuria)
Mesothuria (Penichrothuria)
Mesothuria (Zygothuria)
Mesothuria bifurcata Hérouard, 1901
Mesothuria candelabra Hérouard, 1923
Mesothuria cathedralis Heding, 1940
Mesothuria maroccana Perrier R., 1898
Mesothuria murrayi Théel, 1886
Mesothuria oktaknemus Sluiter, 1901
Mesothuria rugosa Hérouard, 1912


original description

Ludwig, H. (1894). Reports on an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, by the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross, during 1891, Lieut. Commander Z. L. Tanner, U. S. N., commanding, xii. The Holothurioidea. Mem. Mus. Harvard xvii(No. 3): 183 pp.

basis of record

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Thandar, A.S. (1992). The South African Museum's Meiring Naude cruises. Part 18: Holothuroidea. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 101: 159-180.

additional source

Mah, C.L.; McKnight, D.G.; Eagle, M.K.; Pawson, D.L.; Améziane, N.; Vance, D.J.; Baker, A.N.; Clark, H.E.S.; Davey, N. 2009. Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbres, sea lilies, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400.

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa



External Links



Paulay, G. (2014). Mesothuria Ludwig, 1894. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123465




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