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 : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86832)
Demersal; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic: USA, throughout the Caribbean, south to Brazil.
Minimum depth from Ref. 86832. Inhabits Thalassia beds and sandy areas (Ref. 415, 86832), particularly 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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