Holothuroidea | Apodida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 24 m (Ref. 83942). Tropical (Ref. 86570)
Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86832)
Found on coral sand and turtle grass (Ref. 86832), in intertidal areas (Ref. 83942).
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.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.7 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 527 cells).