Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Collin, R., M.C. DÃaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. SÃ¡nchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. ValdÃ©s. 2005. (Ref. 415)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 86832)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: throughout the Caribbean.
Minimum depth from Ref. 83942. This is an epibenthic, subtidal species found on seagrass (Ref. 83942) and inhabits shallow areas near mangroves (Ref. 415), or in grassy or muddy sand (Ref. 86832). 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
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)