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 Holothuria edulis

Edible sea cucumber    

                                                                                         Mischa Turschwell (2011)


 

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Micro-habitats and Associations


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BRIEF SUMMARY


Holothuria edulis
, or the edible sea cucumber, is a holothurian echinoderm. Holothurians are most closely related to sea stars, sea urchins, brittle stars and sand dollars, all of which are classes of echinoderm. H. edulis is distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, predominantly residing in the shallow waters of coral reef flats and fore reef slopes, to depths of around 20m. H. edulis and plays an important role in coral reef ecosystems by aiding bioturbation. They are nocturnally active and prefer to shelter under coral boulders during the day. They are one of the most conspicuous members of the benthic community and are found to be constantly deposit feeding in sand and rubble [8].

Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria coluber (Semper, 1868)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria kubaryi (Ludwig, 1875)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria papillata (Bell, 1887)
Holothuria pyxis (Selenka, 1867)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria cubana (Ludwig, 1875)
Holothuria fossor (Deichmann, 1926)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Cucumaria hartmeyeri (Helfer, 1912)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria hypamma (Clark, 1921)
Holothuria inhabilis (Selenka, 1867)
Holothuria parinhabilis (Cherbonnier, 1951)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria jousseaumei (Cherbonnier, 1954)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria occidentalis (Ludwig, 1875)
Holothuria sulcata (Ludwig, 1875)
Holothuria sulcata (Ludwig, 1875)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria pseudofossor (Deichmann, 1930)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Cystipus pleuripus (Haacke, 1880)
Holothuria aegyptiana ((Helfer, 1912))
Mulleria aegyptiana (Helfer, 1912)
Stichopus rigidus (Selenka, 1867)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria sucosa (Erwe, 1919)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria turrisimperfecta (Cherbonnier, 1965)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Halodeima atra ((Jaeger, 1933))
Holothuria affinis (Brandt, 1835)
Holothuria amboinensis (Semper, 1868)
Holothuria atra (Jaeger, 1833)
Holothuria atra amboinensis (Théel)
Holothuria radackensis (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821)
Holothuria sanguinolenta (Saville-Kent, 1893)

Common Names

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Halodeima edulis ((Lesson))
Holothuria albida (Bell, 1887)
Holothuria edulis (Lesson, 1830)

Common Names

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria enalia (Lampert, 1885)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Cuvieria floridana (Pourtalès, 1851)
Holothuria heilprini (Ives, 1890)
Holothuria nitida (Ives, 1890)
Holothuria silamensis (Ives, 1890)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria grisea (Selenka, 1867)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria inornata (Semper, 1868)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria riojai (Caso, 1964)
Holothuria riojai (Caso, 1964)
Stichopus kefersteinii (Selenka, 1867)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria africana (Théel, 1886)
Holothuria mexicana (Ludwig, 1875)

Common Names

donkey dung sea cucumber
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Common Names

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Halodeima pulla (Selenka)
Holothuria aethiops (Brandt, 1835)
Holothuria pulla (Selenka, 1867)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria signata (Ludwig, 1875)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria caparti (Cherbonnier, 1964)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria stellati dakarensis (Panning, 1939)
Holothuria stellati dakarensis (Panning, 1939)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria fungosa (Helfer, 1912)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria affinis (Heller, 1868)
Holothuria helleri (Marenzeller von, 1877)
Holothuria huberti (Russo, 1899)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria mammata (Grube, 1840)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria massaspicula (Cherbonnier, 1954)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria stellati (Delle Chiaje, 1824)
Sporadipus glaber (Grube, 1840)

Common Names

brown sea cucumber
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria cavolini (Delle Chiaje, 1824)
Holothuria columnae (Cuvier, 1817)
Holothuria columnae (de Blainville, 1821)
Holothuria columnae (Delle Chiaje, 1824)
Holothuria maxima (Delle Chiaje, 1823)
Holothuria petagnae (Delle Chiaje, 1824)
Holothuria tremula (Linnaeus, 1767)
Holothuria tubulosa (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Names

botifarra de mar
pixota terrosa
bruine zeekomkommer
cotton spinner
cotton-spinner
tubular sea cucumber
holothurie tubuleuse
röhren Seegurke
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carajo de mar
cohombro de mar pardo
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria cumulus (Clark, 1921)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria glandifera (Cherbonnier, 1955)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria immobilis (Semper, 1868)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria insignis (Ludwig, 1875)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria lineata (Ludwig, 1875)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria pardalis (Selenka, 1867)
Holothuria peregrina (Ludwig, 1875)
Holothuria tenuicornis (Helfer, 1913)
Lessonothuria pardalis ((Selenka, 1867))

Common Names

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria

Synonyms

Holothuria caesarea (Ludwig, 1875)
Holothuria collaris (Haacke, 1880)
Holothuria verrucosa (Selenka, 1867)
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Echinodermata
Class
Holothuroidea
Order
Holothuriida
Family
Holothuriidae
Genus
Holothuria