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Holothuriida; Classical Sea Cucumbers

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These are most scuba divers idea of classical Cucumbers – a sort of large, ugly, very slow moving caterpillar. They actually perform essential reef cleaning work, filtering large amounts of dirty sand every year – not beautiful, but beneficial all the same. Bohadschia species Bohadschia vitiensis is a distinctively shaped and coloured deposit feeder, often found partially buried in the sand. 9 Photos Holothuria atra A common Sea Cucumber on the reef - it always seems to have sand sticking to it. 6 Photos Holothuria leucospilota These beasts have a charming defence...

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