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Bohadschia marmorata found between sand, rocks and seagrass in Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat.

Bohadschia marmorata (Jaeger, 1833), Colour in life: well defined cream coloured sole with white longitudinal band about 1/6th width running longitudinally along ventral surface. Rest of surface cream background mostly obscured by bold charcoal-grey and brown blotches or speckles (Humphreys, 1981).

Also distributed in Celebes (Selenka, 1867); Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan and south Pacific Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995).

Ecology: benthic, inshore, detritus feeder, deposit feeder. General distribution: tropical, Indo-west Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-36 m (Rowe & Gates, 1995).

(Paulay, G. (2013). Bohadschia marmorata Jaeger, 1833. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2013-05-22)


Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Echinodermata, Class Holothuroidea, Order Aspidochirotida, Family Holothuriidae, Genus Bohadschia.


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