species: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola


©Anne Hoggett: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola found under a slab of beach rock exposed at low tide, Eagle Island near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola found under a slab of beach rock exposed at low tide, Eagle Island near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola found under rubble on the intertidal reef flat at Eyrie Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Holothuria
Species Holothuria (Thymiosycia) arenicola

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Distinguishing features

A pale holothurian with a double row of large dark spots on the dorsal surface. Thin but rough body wall. No Cuverian tubules. Usually found in shallow water associated with sand and under slabs of rock or rubble.

Size

  • Up to 30 cm (Maximum length according to Purcell et al (2012))
  • Up to 18 cm (Length of specimens observed in the Lizard Island area.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Bakus, G.J. (1981). Chemical defense mechanisms on the Great Barrier Reef, Science, 211: 497-499. LIRS catalog number 41.
  • 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.