Pentamera chierchiae (Ludwig, 1887)
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Family:  Phyllophoridae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 73 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
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Biology:  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. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pauly, Daniel - 15.11.11
Modified by: Amarga, Ace Kevin - 15.11.11
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 16.11.11

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