Molpadiodemas villosus (Théel, 1886)
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Synallactidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 229 - 5304 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean and Southern Oceans.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 116836. 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: (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 20.04.18

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