Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 21 m (Ref. 2902). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Philippines and Hawaii.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Maximum depth from Ref. 101475. Found among rocks and rubble (Ref. 105268). Inshore detritus and deposit feeder (Ref. 98471). Associated with the commensal portunid crab Lissocarcinus orbicularis and parasitic eulimid snail M. nitidula (Ref. 105266).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Samyn, Y., D. Vandenspiegel and C. Massin. 2006. (Ref. 2900)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.4 - 28.4, mean 25.3 (based on 49 cells).