Australian Museum Journal On Stichopus mollis, Hutton

Shortform:
Whitelegge, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(2): 50
Author(s):
Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1897
Title:
On Stichopus mollis, Hutton
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Start page:
50
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.3.1897.1129
Language:
English
Date published:
05 August 1897
Cover date:
05 August 1897
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
01 June 2009
Reference number:
1129
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (166kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (255kb PDF)

Abstract

[No abstract given, the work begins as follows] During a recent visit to Eden, Dr. J. O. Cox obtained a Holothurian, which he presented to the Museum collection. The species proves to be Stichopus mollis, Hutton, hitherto only recorded from New Zealand. At first I referred it to S. sordidus, Thëel, but on consulting a paper by Prof. A. Dendy since received, I find that the "Challenger" specimens are considered to be examples of Hutton's Holothuria mollis. I agree with the opinion as expressed by Prof. Dendy. There appears to be no character to distinguish them except that of colour, which is evidently variable.