Actinopyga caroliniana Tan Tiu, 1981
Caroline's sea cucumber
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Family:  Holothuriidae (sea cucumbers)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shallow-waters particularly in reef flats or seagrass beds. Known to be active day and night (Ref. 85218). Members of the class Holothuroidea are gonochoric and have only one gonad. Spawning and fertilization are both external and some exhibit brooding. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (auricularia) then into doliolaria (barrel-shaped stage) which later metamorphose into juvenile sea cucumbers (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 05.10.10

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