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Profile lexID: 7234 AphiaID: 124454 Scientific: Euapta lappa German: Seegurke English: Eaded Sea Cucumber Category: Sjögurkor Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Holothuroidea (Class) > Apodida (Order) > Synaptidae (Family) > Euapta (Genus) > lappa (Species) Initial determination: (J. Müller, ), 1850 Occurrence: , Puerto Rico , Costa Rica , the Netherlands Antilles , Columbia , Panama , Cuba Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Dominikanska Republiken, Karibien, Västra Atlanten Size: 25 cm - 100 cm Temperature: 22°C - 28°C Food: Sediment feeder, Detritus 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
Last edit: 2014-06-17 19:25:39
(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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