Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Holothuroidea > Order Elasipodida > Family Pelagothuriidae > Genus Enypniastes

Enypniastes eximia Théel, 1882

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EnypniastesThéel, 1882accepted genus name
Euryplastes Koehler & Vaney, 1905 synonym
Planktothuria Gilchrist, 1920 synonym

Species group names

Pelagothuria Bouvieri Hérouard, 1906 synonym
Planktothuria diaphana Gilchrist, 1920 synonym


original description

Théel, H. (1882). Report on the Holothuroidea dredged by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. Part i. Challenger Reports, Zool. iv: 176 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

North East Atlantic Taxa

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

Pawson, D. L., D. J. Vance, C. G. Messing, F. A. Solis-Marin, and C. L. Mah. 2009. Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1177–1204 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College S





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)


Paulay, G. (2014). Enypniastes eximia Théel, 1882. 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:124759




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