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Red Sea Fire Urchin Asthenosoma marisrubri
2013-11-21 12:03:03

The Red Sea Fire Urchin or Toxic Leather Sea Urchin (Asthenosoma marisrubri) is a relatively common sea urchin with a widespread distribution within the Indo-Pacific, and was, until 1998, considered a color variant of Asthenosoma Varium. Sea urchins are close relatives are crinoids, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, and starfish, all being echinoderms. This species grows to 25 centimeters in...

Ophiocoma scolopendrina
2013-11-15 10:40:07

Ophiocoma scolopendrina is a species of brittle star in the family Ophiocomidae. Ophiocoma scolopendrina, similar to other brittle star, have long and thin arms stemming from a small dish-shaped body and are around the size of an outstretched human hand. They belong to the phylum of echinoderms, which incorporates sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Dorsal disc and dorsal arm...

Synaptula lamperti
2013-11-04 09:27:28

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber belonging to the family Synaptidae within the phylum Echinodermata, located on coral reefs within the Indo-Pacific region. The echinoderms are marine invertebrates and they include the sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and starfish. They’re radially symmetric and have a water vascular system that is driven by hydrostatic pressure, making them able to...

Brown Sandfish Bohadschia marmorata
2013-11-01 11:02:33

The Brown Sandfish (Bohadschia marmorata) is a species of sea cucumber belonging to the family Holothuriidae. It resides on the seabed in shallow waters within the Indo-Pacific region. The individuals of this species are cylindrical shaped and can grow to about 14 inches long. The body wall is tough and leathery and has an uneven texture because of the calcareous spicules it has. It’s...

Edible Sea Cucumber Holothuria edulis
2013-11-01 10:54:43

The Edible Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis) also known as the Pink and Black Sea Cucumber, is a species of echinoderm belonging to the family Holothuriidae. It was placed in the subgenus Halodeima by Pearson in the year 1914, making its full scientific name Holothuria (Halodeima) Edulis. It can be found in shallow water within the temperate and tropical western portion of the Indo-Pacific...

Black Sea Cucumber Holothuria leucospilota
2013-10-31 10:53:06

The Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria leucospilota) is a species of marine invertebrate belonging to the family Holothuriidae. It’s been placed within the subgenus Mertensiothuria, making its full scientific name Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) Leucospilota. It’s the type species of the subgenus and can be found on the seabed in shallow water within the western Indo-Pacific. It is of medium...

Lamperts Sea Cucumber Synaptula lamperti
2013-04-30 15:18:06

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber that can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. Its range includes the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. It does not have the tube feet, which are common to other species of sea cucumber, instead moving around by using a small grouping of pinnate feeding tentacles, which are always moving. It can...

Orange Sea Cucumber Cucumaria miniata
2013-04-30 15:01:34

The orange sea cucumber (Cucumaria miniata) has a large range that extends from northern waters of Mexico to northern waters of Alaska. It can be found at depths of up to 328 feet, resting within crevices of rocks or shipping docks. This species is typically found in areas with stronger currents in order to avoid predators, because it is able to attach itself to substrate. The orange sea...

Black Sea Cucumber Holothuria forskali
2013-01-28 14:44:54

Image Caption: Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), also known as the cotton-spinner, is a species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the waters around the Azores and the Canary Islands. It prefers to reside in shallow waters at...

Tubular Sea Cucumber Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within...

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