Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida
Pawson, D.L. 1963. (Ref. 89030)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89030)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 88950)
Climate / Range
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Eulittoral (Ref. 88950). 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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