Holothuria impatiens

Holothuria (Thymiosycia) impatiens (Forskål, 1775)

Common Names

Impatient sea cucumber

Languages: English


References and links

Hansson, H. G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351.

Selenka, E. (1867). Beitrage zur Anatomie und Systematik der Holothurien. Der Philosophischen Facultat zu Gottingen in December 1866, als Dissertation vorgelegt.: pp. 291-374.

Tortonese, E. (1980). Researches on the coast of Somalia. Littoral Echinodermata. Monitore zoologico italiano NS Supplemento XIII 5: 99-139.

World Register of Marine Species

LSID   urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125185

Author(s): Coppard , Simon
Rights holder(s): Coppard , Simon

Ecology and Distribution


This species is recorded off both the eastern Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Panama.

On the eastern Pacific side it has been collected in the Bay of Panama off Taboga Island (USNM E 2347), Urava Island (USNM E 30482), the West side of Venado Island (USNM E 21651), and Pedro Gonzales Island, Perlas Archipelago (USNM E 21677), while in the Gulf of Chiriqui it has been recorded from Bahia Honda (USNM E 8145).

Off the Caribbean coast of Panama it has been collected off Miria Island, San Blas (USNM E 32106),  from the tidal flats of Galeta Island (USNM E 39253), and off Sail Rock (USNM E 21664).

Author(s): Coppard , Simon
Rights holder(s): Coppard , Simon


  • Fistularia impatiens Forskaal, 1775 (synonym)