Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida
Rajpal, V. and A.S. Thandar. 1998. (Ref. 633)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 50 - 50 m (Ref. 633)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Western Indian Ocean: South Africa.
Depth range based from type locality (Ref. 633); to be replaced with a better reference. 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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