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Sea Cucumbers

Group: Class Holothuroidea

Description: Sea Cucumbers are found sheltered under rocks or in deeper areas of soft sediment and are scavengers, consuming large quantities of sediment from which they remove any organic material.

Sea Cucumbers have elongated bodies, often with rows of tube feet with small suckers on them for movement.

They range in size and colours enormously but local species like the Strawberry Sea Cucumber, which is abundant on the bed of the Barwon River, can be orange, pink or red with conspicuous white spots.

Type: Enchinoderms – Other
Where to find: Soft sediments, Intertidal Reefs and Subtidal Reefs
Size: 15cm