Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
James, D.B. 2001. (Ref. 118)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85218)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 107215)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic.
Depth range based on Belize from Ref. 86832. Burrows in sand and is often associated with seagrass beds (Ref. 85218). This is a highly burrowing form. A fish is known to live inside the body (Ref. 118). Caribbean specimens eject Cuvierian tubules when disturbed (Ref. 85218). Deposit feeder (Ref. 833). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)