Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 462 m (Ref. 87801). Subtropical
Antarctica, Sub-Antarctic Islands, Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 87801)
Found on biogenic substrates, e.g., Macrocystis fronds, primnoid gorgonians and polychaete tubes) in shallow waters of channels and open and exposed coasts (Ref. 87801).
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.
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 4.9 - 11.8, mean 7.4 (based on 52 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)