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Holothuria forskali


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lexID:
5984 
Scientific:
Holothuria forskali 
German:
Forskals Seewalze 
English:
Black sea cucumber 
Category:
Морские Кубышки 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Holothuroidea (Class) > Aspidochirotida (Order) > Holothuriidae (Family) > Holothuria (Genus) > forskali (Species) 
Initial determination:
Delle Chiaje, 1823 
Occurrence:
Portugal, the Canary Islands, Адрия, Азорские острова, Бртианские острова , Европейский берег, Испания, Средиземное море 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
°C - 23°C 
Food:
Sediment feeder, Детрит 
Difficulty:
Для опытным аквариумистам 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Holothuria aemula
  • Holothuria albiventer
  • Holothuria albofusca
  • Holothuria altaturricula
  • Holothuria anulifera
  • Holothuria aphanes
  • Holothuria arenacava
  • Holothuria arenicola
  • Holothuria arguinensis
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-01 12:26:51 

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Chiaje, 1841

Description: A common large epifaunal sea cucumber. Colour is variable, usually black but sometimes with yellow mottling especially on the underside. The dorsal papillae may be white-tipped. The animal will readily eject white threads, the cuvierian organs, from the rear end if molested, hence the common name "Cotton-Spinner". The spicules are very small and rare in the body wall. To 30cm length.

Habitat: Lives in rocky sublittoral habitats with considerable wave exposure.

Distribution: Common in rocky sites around SW Britain and on the west coast of Ireland. Very local on the west coast of Scotland.

Similar Species: Several other species of Holothuria are known from the French Atlantic coast and could possibly turn up in southern Britain.

Key Identification Features:
•Large sea cucumber with short deposit-feeding tentacles.
•Predominantly black coloration.
•Spicules scarce, no tables.

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