Family Holothuriidae - sea cucumbers

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  Class
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Holothuroidea
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  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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  Remark
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Body dome-shaped in cross section, with trivium (or sole) usually flattened and dorsal bivium convex and covered with papillae. Gonads forming a single tuft appended to the left dorsal mesentery. Tentacular ampullae present, long, and slender. Cuvierian organs present or absent. Dominant spicules in form of tables, buttons (simple or modified), and rods (excluding C- and S-shaped rods) (Ref. 122).
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  Division
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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