Paelopatides confundens

Alternate names: Paelopatides confundus

Author: Theel 1886


General: Generally flat. Purple, purple-brown, or sediment-covered.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Epibenthic on soft sediment, common on the abyssal plain.

Published depth range: 1571 - 4070 m (Maluf), 500 - 4300 m (IUCN).

Ocean range (global): Monterey, California to Chile (Maluf). British Columbia, Oregon, California, Gulf of California and northwest Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, possibly Japan (IUCN).

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: David Pawson, Smithsonian Natural History Museum.


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Hamel, J.F. (2013). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Paelopatides confundens

Maluf, L.Y. (1988). Composition and distribution of the Central Eastern Pacific echinoderms. Technical Reports, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2:242.

Miller, J.E. and D.L. Pawson (1990). Swimming Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): A Survey, with Analysis of Swimming Behavior in Four Bathyal Species. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 18 pp.

Citation: Paelopatides confundens (Theel 1886) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-12-05.
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