Stichopus varigatus   (Semper)  (Sea Cucumber)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order:Aspidochirotida
Family:Stichopodidae

Image copyrights: D.B. James, CMFRI, Kochi, India

Description
Length: 900 mm

Color: Alive they are dark yellow with irregular brown patches

Body is four-sided and loaf-shaped. In younger forms the tubercles are more prominent.

A pea crab is known to live in the cloacal chamber.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Curryfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy
Trophic Level:  Consumer

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 2001)

Literature Source(s)
  • James, DB (2001) Twenty sea cucumbers from seas around India Naga, The ICLARM Quarterly 24(1 & 2) 4-8 Available at - http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/Naga24-1&2/pdf/features.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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