Rhipidothuria racovitzai Hérouard, 1901
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Family:  Elpidiidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range - 280 m
Distribution:  Antarctic Indian Ocean: Eastern Antarctica.
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Biology:  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: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 24.04.12
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 20.04.18

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