species: Stichopus horrens in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Stichopus horrens
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Stichopodidae
Genus Stichopus
Species Stichopus horrens

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


The names Stichopus horrens and its taxonomic synonym, Stichopus variegatus, have been widely misapplied and the species appears to be uncommon on the Great Barrier Reef (Byrne et al, 2010). Its presence at Lizard Island has not been confirmed and if it does occur there, it is extremely rare.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Burdon-Jones, C. and G.R.W. Denton (1981). Metals in marine organisms from the Great Barrier Reef Province. Part 1. Base line survey,Interim Progress Report, James Cook University, Townsville.. LIRS catalog number 69.
  • Byrne, M., F. Rowe and S. Uthicke (2010). Molecular taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution in the family Stichopodidae (Aspidochirota: Holothuroidea) based on COI and 16S mitochondrial DNA, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi: 10.1016: jymev201004013. LIRS catalog number 1292.
  • Purcell, S.W., Y. Samyn and C. Conand (2012). Commercially important sea cucumbers of the world 150 pp., 30 pl. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.