Holothuroidea | Dendrochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 379 m (Ref. 87801). Polar
Southeast Pacific and Antarctic: Chile, Kerguelen and Heard Island.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
It is found protruding from small gaps, rock cracks, between shellfish, polychaete tubes or stones from the intertidal to a depth of 379 m (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.
O'Loughlin, P.M. 2009. (Ref. 87422)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.8 - 7.5, mean 5.1 (based on 36 cells).