Euapta godeffroyi   (Semper,  1898) (Sea Cucumber)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order:Apodida
Family:Synaptidae

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Description
Size: Max length 40.0 cm (male)

Tentacles 15-16 with upto 40 pairs of digits. Numerous polian vesicles stone canal present. Spicules consisting of small anchors with the pillar twice as the arm, anchor plates narrowed posteriorly and miliary granules nearly spherical or discoidal.


Synonym (s)
Synapta godeffroyi Semper, 1868
Euapta godeffroyi Clark and Rowe, 1917
Fistularia punctulata Quoy & Gaimard, 1834

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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