Ecology of Holothuria forskali
Main Ref. Göthel, H., 1992
Remarks habitat: Hard funds of primary education types and secondary, more rarely in herbarium; very commune in the Mediterranean basin. Nourishes various organic fragments, (charging) literally the elements of the ground in its oral opening; located at the back of the body, using its tentacles oral of flattened form. The animal sorts and introduces the edible organic substances, and rejects the elements not metabolized, particularly sand, in the form of lengthened excrements (Ref. 358).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Holothuria forskali may be found.


Substrate Benthic; Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Göthel, H., 1992
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit Ref. Göthel, H., 1992

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 02.23.06
Modified by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 10.21.11
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