Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
UNEP-WCMC. 2003. (Ref. 485)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 99661)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka and French Polynesia.
Depth range is based on occurrence in French Polynesia (Ref. 99661); to be replaced with a better reference. 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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