BIOTIC Species Information for Neopentadactyla mixta
Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Andrew C. Campbell
Scientific nameNeopentadactyla mixta Common nameGravel sea cucumber
MCS CodeZB260 Recent SynonymsPseudocucumis mixta

PhylumEchinodermata SubphylumEchinozoa
Superclass ClassHolothurioidea
Subclass OrderDendrochirotida
Suborder FamilyPhyllophoridae
GenusNeopentadactyla Speciesmixta

Additional InformationVarious descriptions of the tentacles have been made regarding the layout and size of the rings. One of the most recent states that there are twenty in total arranged pentaradially around the mouth. There are ten large outer tentacles arranged as five pairs, then within these, five single intermediate tentacles and then the inside ring is of five small tentacles. Tube feet are usually confined to the radii and may be crowded in the middle of the body.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Mortensen, 1927, Smith, 1983, Konnecker & Keegan, 1973,
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