Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 81020). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92930)
Found on sandy areas (Ref. 115900). During the day, this species is found under rubble on reef flats, while at night it starts being exposed and becoming active. Disturbance causes this species to eject copious amounts of Cuvierian tubules (Ref. 85218). Conveyor belt-feeder (Ref. 108108), meaning it ingests the substrate's surface and defecates on it (Ref. 115242).
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.
Hartati, S.T., I.S. Wahyuni and U.N. Badri. 2050. (Ref. 75656)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.6 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2707 cells).