Ahmed S. Thandar – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSouth African zoologist
Is Zoologist 
From South Africa 
Type Biology 

Ahmed Suleman Thandar, South African echinodermologist.

  • School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Taxon names authored

  • 11 taxon names authored by Ahmed Suleman Thandar



  • Thandar, A.S. & Mjobo, S. 2014. On some sea cucumbers from Ghana (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) with descriptions of a new genus and one new species. Zootaxa 3900(2): 243–254. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3900.2.4 Reference page. 


  • Thandar, A.S. 2015. Biodiversity and distribution of the southern African sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Zootaxa 4058(3): 341–361. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4058.3.3. Preview (PDF). Reference page. 
  • Thandar, A.S. & Rambaran, R. 2015. On some sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from off the south and west coasts of South Africa collected by the South African Environmental and Observation Network (SAEON). Zootaxa 3999(1): 41–61. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3999.1.3. Preview (PDF). Reference page. 


  • Mjobo, S. & Thandar, A.S. 2016. A new genus and a new species in the sea cucumber subfamily Colochirinae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Cucumariidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Zootaxa 4189(1): 156–164. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4189.1.8. Full article (PDF). Reference page. 


  • Thandar, A.S. 2017. Two new subfamilies, three new species and a new subspecies of dendrochirotid sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Zootaxa 4365(4): 410–420. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4365.4.2. Full article (PDF) Reference page. 
  • Thandar, A.S. & Viñola, L.W.V. 2017. The current status of Neocnus Arredondo, 1961 (Mammalia: Edentata: Pilosa: Megalonichidae) and a replacement name for its junior homonym in the sea cucumber family Cucumariidae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Cucumariidae). Zootaxa 4337(2): 288–290. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4337.2.7 Reference page. 
Authority control
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