Peter Mark O'Loughlin

Peter Mark O'Loughlin
Museum Victoria · Marine Sciences

Bachelor of Agriculture (Uni of Sydney, 1958)

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Thirty-seven holothuroid species, including six potentially new, are reported from the eastern Weddell Sea in Antarctica. Information regarding sea cucumbers in this dataset is based on Agassiz Trawl (AGT) samples collected during the British Antarctic Survey cruise JR275 on the RRS James Clark Ross in the austral summer of 2012. Species presence b...
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Background Our knowledge of the benthic fauna at lower bathyal to abyssal (LBA, > 2000 m) depths off Eastern Australia was very limited with only a few samples having been collected from these habitats over the last 150 years. In May–June 2017, the IN2017_V03 expedition of the RV Investigator sampled LBA benthic communities along the lower slope an...
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Two new psolid sea cucumber species are described from the 2010–2013 Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey (CMBS) of the Johor Straits, Singapore: Psolidium helenae Ong & O’Loughlin, new species and Psolidium wongae Ong & O’Loughlin, new species. Psolidium helenae differs from other tropical Psolidium species by having: a low profile; a band of...
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Background: The Great Australian Bight (GAB) comprises the majority of Australia’s southern coastline, but to date its deep water fauna has remained almost unknown. Recent issuing of oil and gas leases in the region has highlighted this lack of baseline biological data and established a pressing need to characterise benthic abyssal fauna. Methods:...
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O'Loughlin, P.M. and Bribiesca-Contreras, G. 2017. New asterinid seastars from the Pacific Ocean (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 76: 121-132. Three new Aquilonastra O'Loughlin (in O'Loughlin and Waters, 2004) species are described: Aquilonastra donia sp. nov. for New Caledonia, lodged in the Muséum national d'Histoire nature...
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The Pilbara shelf is an important area of ecological and development significance. Activities such as offshore gas and petroleum extraction and processing, major port developments, and commercial and recreational fishing occur together with primary natural resource conservation areas. Managers need information on habitats and biodiversity distribut...
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The undisputed fossil history of sea cucumbers begins in the Middle Ordovician (466 Ma), mostly known by isolated microscopic material only. However, also the anatomical features of living holothurian species used as taxonomic characters, rely heavily on the morphology of calcareous hard parts. Therefore, detailed analyses of modern ossicle charact...
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Identifications of all lots of Holothuroidea specimens collected from February 1926 to January 1939 by the Discovery Expedition are listed with station data, locality and depth. This report includes identifications reported previously by Heding (in Heding & Panning), O’Loughlin & Ahearn, O’Loughlin et al. and O’Loughlin & VandenSpiegel. New taxa fr...
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All sea cucumbers collected from Camden Sound by the Kimberley Marine Research Program in 2015 are reported, with live colour illustrations of the species. Four new species are described, with O’Loughlin as author: Holothuria (Metriatyla) keesingi; Neothyonidium(?) insolitum; Plesiocolochirus minaeus; Protankyra torquea. Colochirus quadrangularis T...
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A new genus of holothuroid, Calcamariina O’Loughlin, and five new species of holothuroids, with authors O’Loughlin & Skarbnik-López, from near Heard and McDonald Islands on the Kerguelen Plateau in the Southern Ocean are described: Calcamariina hibberdi, Calcamariina moorea, Echinocucumis ampla, Psolus heardi, Paracaudina championi. The new species...
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This is the first project funded by the Total Foundation in Australia and this partnership with CSIRO and its research partners has resulted in the first exploration of biodiversity and biological/ecological assessment of one of the most remote wilderness areas of Australia. The main objective is to survey and record the marine and estuarine habita...
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The case put by Alexei Smirnov in 2012 is accepted and the order name Synaptida Cuénot is adopted in place of Apodida Brandt. Two new Synaptida species are described for the Weddell Sea in Antarctica with single author O’Loughlin: Sigmodota magdarogera sp. nov. and Taeniogyrus bamberi sp. nov.. A specimen of Sigmodota magnibacula (Massin & Hétérier...
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The case put by Alexey Smirnov in 2012 is accepted and the order name Synaptida Cuénot is adopted in place of Apodida Brandt. Two new Myriotrochidae Théel species from the continental slope of Australia are described: Prototrochus rob-binsae sp. nov. and Prototrochus roniae sp. nov. A key to the six Australasian species of Prototrochus Beljaev & Mi...
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Two new sea cucumber species are described from the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey (CMBS) of the Johor Straits, Singapore: the caudinid Acaudina rosettis, new species, and synaptid Protankyra scaphia, new species. The type species for Acaudina H. L. Clark is discussed. The species assigned to Acaudina are listed. Figures are provided for...
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Four new species of Antarctic sea cucumbers are described, three with author O’Loughlin: Crucella susannae, Euthyonidiella huwi, Laevocnus katrinae; and Laevocnus leachmani with authors Davey and O’Loughlin. Pseudocnus Panning is reviewed, and Antarctic species separated into new genus Laevocnus O’Loughlin. We raise the three subspecies of Pseudocn...
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Marine research program JC066 (JC067) in the southwest Indian Ocean on the RRS James Cook in November and December 2011 collected sea cucumbers with an ROV from the Atlantis Bank and Coral Seamount. Three new species are described: Amphigymnas staplesi O’Loughlin sp. nov.; Pannychia taylorae O’Loughlin sp. nov.; Psolus atlantis O’Loughlin sp. nov....
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Four new Antarctic holothuroid species are described for specimens from Admiralty Bay in King George Island. A new genus Dendrelasia O'Loughlin is erected for new cucumariid species Dendrelasia sicinski with dendrochirotid body form and elasipodid-type spinous rod ossicles. Cucumariid Staurocucumis krzysztofi has bowl ossicles predominantly with ma...
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Five species of Caudinidae occur in New Zealandwaters. Two new species are described: Paracaudina alta sp. nov.; Pa-racaudina reductia sp. nov. Two species reported previously are discussed: Paracaudina chilensis (Müller) and Paracau-dina coriacea (Hutton). A lectotype has been established for P. coriacea (Hutton). Hedingia albicans var. glabra (Th...
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A new fissiparous asterinid seastar Aquilonastra chantalae sp. nov. is described from Europa Island, one of the Scattered Islands (Les îles Éparses) in the Mozambique Channel. It is compared with the fissiparous asterinid Aquilonastra conan-dae O'Loughlin & Rowe from the Mascarene Islands. A table of distinguishing diagnostic characters is provided...
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Four new Antarctic holothuroid species are described for specimens from Admi− ralty Bay in King George Island. A new genus Dendrelasia O'Loughlin is erected for new cucumariid species Dendrelasia sicinski with dendrochirotid body form and elasipodid− type spinous rod ossicles. Cucumariid Staurocucumis krzysztofi has bowl ossicles predomi− nantly wi...
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a b s t r a c t In 2008 the BIOPEARL II expedition on board of RRS James Clark Ross sailed to the eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment and Pine Island Bay, one of the least studied Antarctic continental shelf regions due to its remoteness and ice cover. A total of 37 Agassiz trawls were deployed at depth transects along the continental and trough slopes....
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ICZN request for reinstatement of genus names Thyone and Psolus. The names were reinstated in the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72(3) Opinion 2367 (Case 3598) 2015
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Three shallow holothuroid species are recorded for the rocky shoreline of the Kermadec Islands. The new apodid species Chiridota kermadeca sp. nov. is described. Two dendrochirotid species are reported, both previously found in New Zea-land: Plesiocolochirus ignavus (Ludwig, 1875) and Pseudocnus sentus O'Loughlin & Alcock, 2000. Résumé Trois espèce...
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O'Loughlin, P. M., Barmos S. and VandenSpiegel D. 2012. The phyllophorid sea cucumbers of southern Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Phyllophoridae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 69: 269–308. A new monotypic Phyllophoridae (Phyllophorinae) genus Phyllostauros, with author O'Loughlin, is erected for Thyone vercoi Joshua and Cre...
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Modern holothurian calcareous ring morphology (Echinodermata) – the need for more detailed studies The defining feature of all members of the Holothuroidea is the calcareous ring (CR; Figs. 1a, 1b), which is possessed by nearly all modern sea cucumbers. The CR supports the pharynx, the anterior section of the water vascular system and provides poin...
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O'Loughlin, P. M., Barmos, S. and VandenSpiegel, D. 2011. The paracaudinid sea cucumbers of Australia and New Zealand (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Molpadida: Caudinidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 68: 37–65 The four Paracaudina Heding species reported in Australia are reviewed: Paracaudina australis (Semper); Paracaudina chilensis (Müller); Para...
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a b s t r a c t The Antarctic region is renowned for its isolated, unusual, diverse, and disharmonic marine fauna. Holothuroids are especially diverse, with 187 species (including 51 that are undescribed) recorded south of the Antarctic Convergence. This represents 4% of the documented Antarctic marine biota, and 10% of the world's holothuroid dive...
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Three new species of Psolus Oken from Antarctica are described: Psolus byrdae sp. nov. from the Marie Byrd Seamount; Psolus carolineae sp. nov. from South Georgia; Psolus lockhartae sp. nov. from the South Orkney Islands.
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In addition to a brief account of the need to have unique and unambiguous scientific names for taxa, this paper, annotated with examples of sea cucumbers, explains the basics of zoological nomenclature. In doing so it aims to reduce the confusion that exists among various breeds of end-users of taxonomists who may not fully understand the seemingly...
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Eight new apodid species from Antarctica are described: myriotrochids Achiridota smirnovi sp. nov., Myriotrochus nikiae sp. nov., Prototrochus linseae sp. nov., Prototrochus barnesi sp. nov., and chiridotids Kolostoneura griffithsi sp. nov., Scoliorhapis bipearli sp. nov., Scoliorhapis massini sp. nov., Taeniogyrus prydzi sp. nov. Genera Scoliorhap...
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The holothuroid species collected by The British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) are listed, with some systematic annotations. A previous report by O'Loughlin on some BANZARE holothuroids is revised and incorporated. Four new species are described: the Antarctic dactylochirotid Echinocucumis kirrilyae sp. nov.; t...
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The holothuroid species collected by The British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) are listed, with some systematic annotations. A previous report by O’Loughlin on some BANZARE holothuroids is revised and incorporated. Four new species are described: the Antarctic dactylochirotid Echinocucumis kirrilyae sp. nov.; t...
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Three new species of holothuroids from the Antarctic Peninsula and Bellingshausen Sea are described, with O’Loughin & Manjón-Cabeza as authors: dendrochirotids Cucumaria dudexa sp. nov., Psolicrux iuvenilesi sp. nov.; myriotrochid Myriotrochus hesperides sp. nov. Parathyonidium incertum Heding is discussed. Two synonymies for Antarctic holothuroids...
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Three new species of holothuroids from the Antarctic Peninsula and Bellingshausen Sea are described, with O'Loughin & Manjón-Cabeza as authors: dendrochirotids Cucumaria dudexa sp. nov., Psolicrux iuvenilesi sp. nov.; myriotrochid Myriotrochus hesperides sp. nov. Parathyonidium incertum Heding is discussed. Two synonymies for Antarctic holothuroids...
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O'Loughlin, P. M., Eichler, J., Altoff, L., Falconer, A., Mackenzie, M., Whitfi eld, E., Rowley, C. 2009. Observations of reproductive strategies for some dendrochirotid holothuroids (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 66: 215-220. Some recently observed dendrochirotid holothuroid reproductive strategies are...
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O'Loughlin, P.M. 2009. New asterinid species from Africa and Australia (Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Asterinidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 66: 203–213. Three new species are described: Aquilonastra shirleyae sp. nov. from central Western Australia; Asterina hoensonae sp. nov. from southern Africa; Callopatiria cabrinovici sp. nov. from central eas...
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We are undertaking a major revision of holothurians, focused on the Aspidochirotida, with support from the NSF PEET program, additional funding from our institutions, governments, and other sources. The project includes reviews of nomina, literature, type specimens, field surveys, DNA sequencing, and revisionary taxonomy. For nomina we are upgradin...
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O’Loughlin, P.M., and Ahearn, C. 2008. Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic species of Psolidium Ludwig (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Psolidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 65: 23–42. Five new species of Psolidium Ludwig from Antarctica and Sub-Antarctica are described: Psolidium emilyae sp. nov., P. normani sp. nov.; P. pawsoni sp. nov.; P. schnabelae sp....
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O'Loughlin, P.M. and Maric, D. 2008. Australian species of Psolidium Ludwig (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Psolidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 65: 1–22. Six new species of Psolidium Ludwig from Australia are described: Psolidium berentsae, P. hutchingsae, P. karenae, P. laperousazi, P. marshae, P. mccallumae. The species Psolus parmatus Sluiter a...
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C. 2007. A new fi ssiparous micro-asteriid from southern Australia (Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Asteriidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 64: 71–78 The fi ssiparous micro-asteriid Allostichaster palmula Benavides-Serrato and O'Loughlin sp. nov. from south-eastern Australia is described. The diagnostic characters of juveniles of the four other shallow...
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O'Loughlin P. M. 2007. New cucumariid species from southern Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Cucumariidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 64: 23–34 Four cucumariid species, new to science, are described for the rocky shallows and offshore sediments of southern Australia: Apsolidium falconerae, Neoamphicyclus altoffi , Neoamphi...
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O'Loughlin, P. M., and VandenSpiegel, D. 2007. New apodid species from southern Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Apodida). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 64: 53-70 A new chiridotid genus is erected: Archedota O'Loughlin gen. nov. In addition, seven apodid species, new to science, are described (O'Loughlin as author) for the rocky shallows, cont...
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O’Loughlin, P. M., Paulay, G., VandenSpiegel D., and Samyn, Y. 2007. New Holothuria species from Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Holothuriidae), with comments on the origin of deep and cool holothuriids. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 64: 35–52. Two aspidochirotid species, new to science, from the continental slope of southern Australia are de...
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The gastric-brooding asterinid sea star, Smilasterias multipara, broods from late August to early November in the shallow sublittoral zone of southeastern Australia. We observed males and females spawning in the laboratory. They shed gametes through gonopores on the sides of the arms. The eggs were orange, about 1.0 mm in diameter, and heavier than...
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O ʼLoughlin, P. Mark and Rowe, Francis W.E. A systematic revision of the asterinid genus Aquilonastra OʼLoughlin, 2004 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(2): 257–287. The Indo-west Pacifi c Aquilonastra OʼLoughlin is reviewed. Eleven species are retained in Aquilonastra: A. anomala (H.L. Clark); A. batheri (Goto); A. burtoni...
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Abstract Phylogeographical disjunctions in high-dispersal marine taxa are variously ascribed to palaeogeographical conditions or contemporary ecological factors. Associated biogeographical studies, however, seldom incorporate the sampling design required to confidently discriminate among such competing hypotheses. In the current study, over 7800 ga...
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O'Loughlin, P.M., and Ahearn, C. 2005. A review of pygal-furrowed Synallactidae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea), with new species from the Antarctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 62(2): 147-179. We review the genera and species of pygal-furrowed Synallactidae and describe new species from the collections of the United Stat...
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DNA sequencing (cytochrome oxidase I; 82 sequences; 25 locations) of a species complex of Australian six-rayed sea-stars (genus Patiriella) reveals four well-supported mtDNA clades, corresponding to P. oriens, P. occidens, P. medius, and P. gunnii. These clades have non-random geographic distributions along an east to west axis that are broadly con...
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O’Loughlin, P.M., and Waters, J.M., 2004. A molecular and morphological revision of genera of Asterinidae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 61(1): 1‐40. A molecular phylogeny has inspired a reappraisal of the systematics of the Asterinidae. New morphological characters are defined and illustrated and used to diagnose all gener...
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Molecular and morphological analyses of Patiriella regularis revealed two distinct forms that co‐occur widely around New Zealand. Morphotypes are easily diagnosed by plate arrangement along ray crests. Early last century Mortensen (1925) recorded two varieties that he considered distinct from P. regularis. Variety “a” corresponds to a form that is...
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O'Loughlin, P.M., 2002. New genus and species of southern Australian and Pacific Asterinidae (Echinodermata, Asteroidea). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 59(2): 277–296. The diagnostic characters of the Asterinidae species Asterina atyphoida H.L. Clark from southern Australia and Asterina gibbosa (Pennant) from the Atlantic, type species of Asterina Nar...
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O'Loughlin, P.M., 2002. Report on selected species of BANZARE and ANARE Holothuroidea, with reviews of Meseres Ludwig and Heterocucumis Panning (Echinoder-mata). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 59(2): 297–325. Selected Holothuroidea species collected by The British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) 1929–1931 from Kergue...