Holothuroidea | Synallactida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 92930). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 31.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 571); common length : 0.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Inhabits seagrass beds, particularly Enhalus acoroides and Thalassia hemprichii, as well as under coralline algae. Larger individuals occupy deeper soft coral rubble areas outside of seagrass habitats (Ref. 103150).
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.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
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 (21 of 100)