Sea Cucumber Facts and Information
Sea Cucumbers in the Family Holothuriidae
One of the largest groups, members of the family Holothuriidae are the most common sea cucumbers found for sale as reef janitors. They typically have thick, muscular bodies equipped with tube feet used for clinging to the substrate and moving about, and pointed fleshy projections (papillae) often cover the body. With some species falling into the #1 feeding category, most are #2 type feeders, whi…
Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra) Profile
Facts and information about the Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra), including picture, feeding and aquarium compatibility.
Facts, Information and Pictures of Sea Cucumbers
Members of the family Holothuriidae are propably the most common sea cucumbers found for sale as reef janitors. They typically have thick, muscular bodies equipped with tube feet used for clinging to the substrate and moving about, and pointed fleshy projections (papillae) often cover the body.
Sea Cucumber Profiles
An index to Class Holothuroidea Sea Cucumbers of the Synaptidae, Holothuriidae, Cucumariidae, and Stichopodidae families from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums. Many of these sea cucumber family members produce toxins that can kill saltwater aquarium fishes, and therefore should be selected with great care and caution.
Yellow Sea Cucumber Profile
A profile of the Yellow Sea Cucumber (Colochirus robustus), a reef tank safe suspension feeder.
Class Holothuroidea Sea Cucumber Family Profiles
Your Guides Debbie and Stan profile Sea Cucumbers of the Holothuroidea class, which includes the families Cucumariidae, Holothuriidae, Stichopodidae, and Synaptidae. Each group contains an overall profile with individual species common and scientific names, range, size, and characteristics information.
Black Sand-Mopping Cucumber Profile
A profile of the Black Sand-Mopping Cucumber (Holothuria edulis), which "mops up" sediments and diatoms in an aquarium.
Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber Profile
A profile of the Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber (Holothuria thomasi), the reef tank safe sand sifter which requires a deep sand bed for good health.
Sea Cucumber Family Cucumariidae Profile - Sea Apple Profile
Sea Cucumber Family Cucumariidae Profile - Genus Paracucumaria & Pseudocolochirus - AKA Sea Apples.
Serpentine Sea Cucumber Profile
Serpentine Sea Cucumber Profile - A profile of Serpentine Sea Cucumbers.
Echinoderm Envenomations First-Aid
While most Echinoderms are poisonous and many have sharp spines capable of causing injury, only a few members of the class Asteroidea (Starfishes), Echinoidea (Sea Urchins), and Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) are capable of actually causing injuries in humans. From eMedicine.com, learn about how these animals can harm you and what steps to take if a mishap occurs.
Sea Cucumbers Profiled by Robert Fenner
From WetWebMedia, Gad-Zooks Cukes! written by Robert Fenner is an excellent article that profiles the common and scientific names, description, size, environment and other information about species of Sea Cucumbers found worldwide, including a list of some most often used in marine aquariums. Lots of photos too!
Sea Cucumbers Profiled by Rob Toonen
From the #reef library, "Cucumber Defenses" is an excellent article written by Rob Toonen that provides much insight about the various ways in which Sea Cucumbers defend themselves, some of which can have a great impact on your aquarium environment.
Sea Cucumbers - Class Holothuroidea FAQs
From the Plymouth State College's taxonomic list of Invertebrates, the major attributes and description of Sea Cucumbers are profiled here, along with some other interesting facts about these animals.
Sea Cucumbers - Class Holothuroidea Profile
From the Unversity of Berkeley Website, a brief overview on the biological structure and characteristics of Sea Cucumbers in the Class Holothuroidea.
Sea Cucumber Anatomy & Characteristic Profile
From the Enchanted Learning Ocean Animal Printouts Index, here is a printable page that diagrams the anatomy of Sea Cucumbers and profiles the anatomy, diet, classification and some other characteristic information of these animals.
Sea Cucumber Profile - Slipper
From the Sea & Sky Reef Life Echinoderms section, here is a picture with some general information about the Slipper Sea Cucumber, Psolus chitinoides.