Other Common Names:
Sand Sifting Sea Cucumber.
Colored with alternating bands of light yellowish gray or gray and black or dark gray.
To 6.5' in the wild.
Reef Tank Safe:
Yes, with caution.
Diet & Feeding:
This Sea Cucumber eats detritus and bacteria which it skims from the substrate in an aquarium.
Characteristics & Compatibility:
When small, it wanders about the tank in search of food. As it grows, it will find a place to hide and extend only its head to feed. This animal may release a toxin (holothurin) if bothered by hermit crabs.