Leptosynapta inhaerens (O.F. Müller 1776) (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea): A new record for the Belgian marine waters

Claude Massin, Jan Wittoeck, Kris Hostens


This is the first record of Leptosynapta inhaerens (O.F. Müller, 1776) in Belgian marine waters and adds a second apodid species, the first being Leptosynapta minuta (Becher, 1906), to the Belgian holothuroid fauna. This paper contains a morphological description of the specimens, the habitat characteristics, and includes a world distribution map of L. inhaerens. Relationships between L. inhaerens and environmental data are discussed.


Synaptidae; Leptosynapta; North Sea; new occurrence; distribution

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