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Aspidochirotida

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Echinodermata
Class:Holothuroidea
Order:Aspidochirotida

Description

The order Aspidochirotida comprises sea cucumbers with 10-30, most often 20, peltate tentacles. The body is cylindrical or somewhat flattened with distinct upper and lower sides, and often possess longitudinal muscles in five double bands.

This family of sea cucumbers are usually quite large (more than 30cm long) with thick body wall. They are characterised …
The family Stichopodidae is a family of sea cucumbers with thick body walls (3-5mm) and often well-developed papillae, s…
 
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