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Holothuria mexicana   Ludwig, 1875

donkey dung sea cucumber

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Holothuria mexicana   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida | Holothuriidae
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Main reference
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 86832)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: throughout the Caribbean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown