Posts Tagged "Stichopus Sea Cucumbers"

Stichopus ocellatus

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in | Comments Off on Stichopus ocellatus

Stichopus ocellatus is named after the white papillae on its surface, resembling small eyes. Again common in Asian waters, but not so often seen when we go SCUBA diving or...

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Stichopus Sea Cucumbers; Synallactida

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in | Comments Off on Stichopus Sea Cucumbers; Synallactida

The Stichopus Sea Cucumbers are squat, square-profiled, thick-bodied creatures. You can see many of them when scuba diving on the reefs at our local dive sites. They are not easy to identify – amongst these underwater photos we might have a new species from Koh Phangan!! Stichopus chloronotus Commonly known as the spiky or black knobby sea cucumber - for obvious reasons. 3 Photos Stichopus cf. horrens An ugly, warty, pustulose beastie - seen on 2 occasions. 4 Photos Stichopus ocellatus A chunky beast - usually found around coral reefs, filter feeding away... 3 Photos...

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