Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Schoppe, S. 2000. (Ref. 800)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 800)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 81020)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii, western coasts of North America; the Panamanian region; Galapagos Island, Philippines and the West Indies.
This is a burrowing species that is usually found under rubble and sand (Ref. 85218). Species of the genus Holothuria are generally 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)