Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 111335). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Belize.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 200 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 624); common length : 0.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Also found on coral reefs (Ref. 111335).
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.
Martinez, A.M. 1989. (Ref. 446)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)