Pentamera chiloensis (Ludwig, 1887)
light-coloured spiny sea cucumber
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Family:  Phyllophoridae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 6 - 108 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific and Southwest Atlantic.
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Biology:  It is found on sandy bottoms at depths of 6 to 108 m (Ref. 87801). 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 - 11.02.13

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