Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
IUCN. 2014. (Ref. 97248)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Western Indian Ocean.
Found in the intertidal. Mainly under rock and occasionally in deep bed of 5 to 10 cm depth (Ref. 107215). In general, species of Holothuria are mobile deposit feeders (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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