Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
UNEP-WCMC. 2003. (Ref. 485)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 0 - 52 m (Ref. 97676)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Forages on Cymodosa nodosa and Zostera noltii (Ref. 97676). 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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