Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 7 m (Ref. 87801). Temperate; 7°S - 41°S, 82°W - 70°W (Ref. 107069)
Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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.
Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura. 2011. (Ref. 90098)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.8 - 20.6, mean 19.4 (based on 64 cells).