Deepest sea cucumber
Last updated: October 3, 2017 at 2:37 am
The abyssal sea cucumber Prototrochus bruuni has been recorded to the depth of 10,687 m (35,062 ft) deep (Reported in 2012).
PREVIOUS RECORD: 10,190 m (33,431 ft) – Unidentified species possibly of the Myriotrochus genus, Philippine Trench (Philippines), 1951.
Thuy B, Gale AS, Kroh A, Kucera M, Numberger-Thuy LD, Reich M, et al. (2012) Ancient Origin of the Modern Deep-Sea Fauna. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046913
Bruun, Anton F. Animals of the Abyss. Scientific American, vol. 197, no. 5, 1957, pp. 50–57.
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