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Athyonidium chilensis   (Semper, 1868)

Burrowing shaggy sea cucumber

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida | Phyllophoridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 7 m (Ref. 87801).  Temperate; 7°S - 41°S, 82°W - 70°W (Ref. 107069)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found near kelp holdfasts Macrocystis, and on sand and rock from the intertidal to a depth of 7 m (Ref. 87801). Partially or fully buried in the intertidal in areas with rocks with great quantity of organic matter. Feeds on microalgae, detritus (Ref. 92930), macroalgae, gastropods, bivalves, barnacles, chitons and crabs (Ref. 107003).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura. 2011. (Ref. 90098)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.8 - 20.6, mean 19.4 (based on 64 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)