Molpadia musculus Risso, 1826
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Family:  Molpadiidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 25 - 5205 m
Distribution:  Antarctic, Atlantic, Western Central Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 111335. Lives buried in sediment (Ref. 2545). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 17.08.17

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