Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 85218). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85218); common length : 0.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. )
This nocturnal species inhabits forereef slopes to at least 30 meters in depth. Disturbance causes this animal to eject large Cuvierian tubules in large amounts (Ref. 85218). Depth estimate based on Family.
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.
UNEP-WCMC. 2003. (Ref. 485)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)