General: Compare with Scotoplanes globosa. This species is ultra-white with body wall annualtions often clearly visible; annulations are less pronounced at deeper depths. Lateral papillae relatively short.
Published depth range: Generally less than 1600 m.
Habitat description: Benthic.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Barry, J.P., J.R. Taylor, L.A. Kuhnz, and A.P. De Vogelaere (2016). Symbiosis between the holothurian Scotoplanes sp. A and the lithodid crab Neolithodes diomedeae on a featureless bathyal sediment plain. Marine Ecology, 38: e12396. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maec.12396
Citation: Scotoplanes sp. A Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Scotoplanes%20sp.%20A. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2019-11-17.