Holothuroidea | Molpadida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 2827 - 5426 m (Ref. 526). Temperate
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 527); common length : 0.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Maximum depth from Ref. 116425.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Pawson, D.L. 1977. (Ref. 526)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).