Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Lane, D.J.W., L.M. Marsh, VandenSpiegel and F.W.E. Rowe. 2000. (Ref. 81020)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99814)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 81020)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.
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). Spawning was observed between the months of September and October (Ref. 722).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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