Holothuroidea | Apodida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 2 - 173 m (Ref. 85345). Tropical
Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: Spain. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This is a sessile-burrower that feeds by grazing (Ref. 96498).
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.
López-Jamar, E., G. González and J. Mejuto. 1986. (Ref. 2778)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7.2 - 12.4, mean 10 (based on 686 cells).