Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
UNEP-WCMC. 2003. (Ref. 485)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85218); common length : 0.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 85218)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and Philippines.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)