Holothuroidea | Elasipodida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 724 - 5426 m (Ref. 116425). Tropical
Cosmopolitan, except for the Arctic and Southern Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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.
Ingole, B. and J.A. Koslow. 2005. (Ref. 3138)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models