Echinopsolus acanthocola Gutt, 1990
Echinopsolus acanthocola
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Psolidae ()
Max. size:  2.29999995231628 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range - 288 m
Distribution:  Antarctic Atlantic: Antarctica and South Orkney.
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. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 10.03.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 02.05.18

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