Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida
O'Loughlin, P.M. 2009. (Ref. 87422)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 379 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific and Antarctic: Chile, Kerguelen and Heard Island.
It is found protruding from small gaps, rock cracks, between shellfish, polychaete tubes or stones from the intertidal to a depth of 379 m (Ref. 87801). Members of the class Holothuroidea are gonochoric and have only one gonad. Spawning and fertilization are both external and some exhibit brooding. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (auricularia) then into doliolaria (barrel-shaped stage) which later metamorphose into juvenile sea cucumbers (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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