Scotoplanes globosa

Alternate names: round sea pig

Author: (Théel, 1879)


General: Pinkish-tan, no apprarent body-wall annulations, long lateral papillae.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Ocean range (global): Cosmopolitan.

Published depth range: 545 - 6770 m, however we are finding that this species is generally not seen below 2000 m.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: David Pawson, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.


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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Lauerman, L.M.L., R.S. Kaufmann, and K.L. Smith Jr. (1996). Distribution and abundance of epibenthic megafauna at a long time-series station in the abyssal northeast Pacific. Deep Sea Research 1, 43: 1075-1103.

Hansen, B. (1975). Systematics and biology of the deep-sea holothurians: Part 1 Elasipoda. Scandinavian Science Press, Copenhagen, Denmark. 262 pp.

Citation: Scotoplanes globosa ((Théel, 1879) ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-06-14.
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