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Strawberry Sea Cucumber

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Scientific name
Chiridota gigas
Common name
Strawberry Sea Cucumber
Life on the Edge
Page 39
Group
Sea Cucumber
Where to find
Subtidal sediment or under boulders
Description

This Sea Cucumber has a large, worm-like body without tube feet. They are orange, pink or red with conspicuous white spots. Up to 25 cm long

Sea Cucumbers are found sheltered under rocks or in deeper areas of soft sediment. They are scavengers and consume large quantities of sediment from which they remove any organic material.

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