species: Labidodemas semperianum in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Labidodemas semperianum

©Anne Hoggett: Labidodemas semperianum from under rubble at Lizard Island. Length is about 15 cm.

©Anne Hoggett: Labidodemas semperianum from under rubble on the reef slope off South Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Labidodemas
Species Labidodemas semperianum



Distinguishing features

A medium-sized, soft, white holothurian with one dark brown end. Always completely concealed under rubble. Tube feet along the underside.


  • Up to 15 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



Tube feet are yellow according to Cannon and Silver (1986) but the photographed specimen from Lizard Island has white tube feet.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Allen, G.R. and R. Steene (1994). Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide Tropical Reef Research, Singapore. ISBN: 981-00-5687-7.
  • Cannon, L.R.G. and H. Silver (1986). Sea Cucumbers of Northern Australia Queensland Museum, Brisbane. LIRS catalog number 229.