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Holothuroidea (Sea cucumbers)

Actinopyga flammea

flame holothurian

Actinopyga flammea red sea cucumber, Namena, Fiji.

Actinopyga sp.

Actinopyga species sea cucumber

Actinopyga lecanora? This "hard to the touch" sea cucumber was photographed in Kadavu, Fiji.

Actinopyga echinites? - Baked potato sea cucumber

Actinopyga baked potato sea cucumber

ECHIN 7442 Actinopyga echinites?, Baked potato sea cucumber - a species I have never seen before. Identification anyone? Taveuni, Fiji.

Actinopyga baked potato sea cucumber anal teeth

ECHIN 7444 Actinopyga sp. Baked potato sea cucumber - anal teeth. Taveuni, Fiji.

Actinopyga species anal teeth

ECHIN 7451 Actinopyga sp. Baked potato sea cucumber - close-up of anal teeth. Taveuni, Fiji.

Australostichopus mollis

Australostichopus mollis

Australostichopus (Stichopus) mollis common New Zealand sea cucumber

Bohadschia argus

Bohadschia argus

ECHIN 0942 Bohadschia argus Raja Ampat, West Papua

Close-up of Bahadschi argus sea cucumber skin

ECHIN 4960 Bohadschia argus, skin detail, Paradise Resort home reef, Taveuni, Fiji

Bohadschia argus

ECHIN 4954 Bohadschia argus, Paradise Resort home reef, Taveuni, Fiji

Bohadschia argus sea cucumber close-up of skin

ECHIN 3252 Bohadschia argus skin detail, Kadavu, Fiji.

Bohadschia marmorata

Bohadschia marmorata with extruded cuvierian tubules

ECHIN 3730 Bohadschia marmorata with extruded Cuverian tubules, Kadavu, Fiji

Colochirus robustus

yellow holothurian

ECHIN 2446 Colochirus robustus Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Colochirus robustus

ECHIN 8648 Colochirus robustus Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

colochirys robusta yellow sea cucumber cluster

ECHIN 3651 Colochirus robustus cluster Raja Ampat, West Papua

yellow sea cucumber on ascidian

ECHIN 3089 Colochirus robustus on Polycarpa aurata ascidian Raja Ampat, West Papua

yellow sea cucumber on ascidian from above

ECHIN 3655 Colochirus robustus on Polycarpa aurata ascidian, Raja Ampat West Papua

Holothuria edulis Pink sea cucumber

Holothuria edulis pink sea cucumber

Holothuria edulis Pink sea cucumber, Kadavu, Fiji.

pink sea cucumber vertical

ECHIN 4947 Holothuria edulis, pink sea cucumber, house reef, Paradise Resort, Taveuni, Fiji.

pink sea cucumber

ECHIN 4943 Holothuria edulis, pink sea cucumber, house reef, Paradise Resort, Taveuni, Fiji.

Holothuria turriscelsa Volcano sea cucumber

Holothuria turriscelsa Volcano sea cucumber Puerto Galera, Philippines

ECHIN 7800 Holothuria turriscelsa Volcano sea cucumber Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Ocnus brevidentis

Ocnis brevidentis Strawberry sea cucumber

Ocnus brevidentis, red morph "Strawberry Holothurian" Fiordland, New Zealand

Pearsonothuria graeffei Graeffe's sea cucumber

Graeffe's sea cucumber feeding tentacles

Pearsonothuria (Bohadaschia) graeffei, Graeffe's sea cucumber with extended feeding tentacles, Kadavu, Fiji.

Pseudocolochirus violaceus

sea apple

Pseudocolochirus violaceus Sea apple, captive.

Stichopus chloronotus

stichopus chloronotus sea cucumber

Stichopus chloronotus, Common tropical green sea cucumber. Kadavu, Fiji.

Synaptula lamperti

synaptula lamperti

ECHIN 0500 Synaptula lamperti on sponge, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua

synaptula lampert sea cucumber on basket sponge

ECHIN 1198 Synaptula lamperti on basket sponge, Raja Ampat, West Papua

synaptula lamperti sea cucumbers on basket sponge

ECHIN 1199 Masses of Synaptula lamperti on basket sponge Raja Ampat, West Papua

Synapta maculata

Synapta maculata

ECHIN 6193 Synapta maculata with Imperial shrimp hitchhiker (which I didn't see at the time :-( )

Thelenota ananas

prickly sea cucumber

Thelenota ananas, Kadavu, Fiji.

pricky sea cucumber spine detail

Thelenota ananas, spine detail Kadavu, Fiji

Thelenota anax

thelenota anax sea cucumber

Thelenota anax, the largest of the holothurians, Kadavu, Fiji

Thelenota rubralineata

thelenota rubrilineata redlined sea cucumber

Thelenota rubralineata redlined sea cucumber

Unidentified holothurian 2

Unidentified holothurian, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Unidentified holothurian 3

Sea cucumber, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Unidentified holothurian 4

Sea cucumber, photographed at Glover's Reef, Belize

Unidentifed holothurian 5

Synapta sp? Holothurian, Sugar wreck, Bahamas.

 

 


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