eaded sea cucumber
Euapta lappais commonly referred to as eaded sea cucumber. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 7234 AphiaID: 124454 Scientific: Euapta lappa German: Seegurke English: Eaded Sea Cucumber Category: Sea Cucumbers Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Holothuroidea (Class) > Apodida (Order) > Synaptidae (Family) > Euapta (Genus) > lappa (Species) Initial determination: (J. Müller, ), 1850 Occurrence: Belize, Bermuda, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles, West-Atlantic Ocean Size: 9.84" - 39.37" (25cm - 100cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Detritus, Sediment feeder Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2014-06-17 19:25:39
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(J. Müller, 1850)
This is a long, wormlike sea cucumber, so extensible that exact measurements are difficult. Its skin is sticky because spicules extend from it. A ring of obvious tentacles surround the mouth area (E. lappa). The color is light gray to light brown and can be covered with patches of white.
Size: up to 25 cm, but can extend to 60 cm.
It hides under old coral heads during the day, often active at night.
Depth: ranges from 6 m down to 30 m.
Text source: Marine Species Identification Portal
Euapta tobagoensis Heding, 1928
Synapta lappa Müller, 1850
Synapta polii Ludwig, 1875
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Echinozoa (Subphylum) > Holothuroidea (Class) > Apodida (Order) > Synaptidae (Family) > Euapta (Genus)
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