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Stichopus noctivagus   Cherbonnier, 1980

night-wandering sea cucumber
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Classification
Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida | Stichopodidae
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Main reference
UNEP-WCMC. 2003. (Ref. 485)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85218); common length : 0.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 85218)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and Philippines.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This nocturnal species inhabits areas with sandy rubble substrates in forereef slopes. They are usually found in deeper waters (Ref. 85218). 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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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown