Sea Cucumber Pictures, Photos and Images

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    Black-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp)

    Black-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp.). Keoki Stender

    A picture gallery of Sea Cucumber photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images.

    From Keoki's Fish Corner - a fantastic close up view of this fascinating Black-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp).

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    Keoki Stender's Hawaiian Spiky Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.)

    Hawaiian Spiky Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner - a Hawaiian Spiky Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.).

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    Keoki Stender's Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens)

    Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of the Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens).

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    Keoki Stender's Keferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini)

    Keferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner - a photo of the Keferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini).

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    Keoki Stender's Leopard Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pardalis)

    Leopard Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pardalis). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner - a Leopard Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pardalis).

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    Keoki Stender's Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi)

    Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of the Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi).

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    Keoki Stender's Plump Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga obesa)

    Plump Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga obesa). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of a Plump Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga obesa) which is found in Hawaii.

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    Keoki Stender's Stubborn Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pervicax)

    Stubborn Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pervicax). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner, a picture of a Stubborn Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pervicax).

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    Keoki Stender's Teated Sea Cucumber (Holothuria whitmaei)

    Teated Sea Cucumber (Holothuria whitmaei). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of the Teated Sea Cucumber (Holothuria whitmaei).

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    Christopher Vogt's Sea Apple (Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus)

    Sea Apple (Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus). Christopher Vogt

    Christopher Vogt's terrific close up photo of his Sea Apple (Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus). The colors of this critter are really quite stunning.

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    Keoki Stender's White-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana)

    White-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana). Keoki Stender

    From Keoki's Fish Corner - a fantastic close up view of this fascinating White-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana).

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    Enrique Fuentes' Sea Apple (Australian Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus)

    Sea Apple (Australian Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus). Enrique Fuentes

    Enrique Fuentes' photo of his Sea Apple (Australian Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus) in his Eclipse II 37G Reef Tank.

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    Adrian Howe's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor)

    Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor). Adrian Howe

    Adrian Howe's Sea Apple Paracucumaria tricolor photo, entered in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2002 Fish & Critter Photo Contest.

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    Cecilia Shepherdson's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor)

    Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor). Cecilia Shepherdson

    Cecilia Shepherdson's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) in full bloom.

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    Zoltan Tolmacsi's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor)

    Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor). Zoltan Tolmacsi's

    Zoltan Tolmacsi's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) photo entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2002 Fish & Critter Photo Contest.

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    Paradoxical Sea Cucumber

    Paradoxical Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia paradoxa). Keoki Stender

    The Paradoxical Sea Cucumber is commonly found partially buried in sand in deep water. It is rust orange colored with dark papillae and attains 20 inches in length. This species readily ejects cuvierian tubules. It is found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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    Chocolate-Chip Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp.)

    Chocolate-Chip Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp.). Keoki Stender

    The Chocolate-Chip Sea Cucumber is rare in deep water except in the far Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Midway. It's black papillae are ringed with white. It attains about 12 inches in length and is found only in Hawaii.

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    Sand Sea Cucumber (Holothuria arenicola)

    Sand Sea Cucumber (Holothuria arenicola). Keoki Stender

    The Sand Sea Cucumber can usually be found buried in sand, often under stones. It attains 10 inches and is endemic to Hawaii, Indo-Pacific and Tropical Western Atlantic.

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    Black Sea Cucumber (Holothura atra) picture

    Black Sea Cucumber (Holothura atra) picture. Keoki Stender

    The Black Sea Cucumber (Holothura atra) is common on sandy reefs. The body is round in cross section, having thick but flexible skin coated with sand. It attains 20 inches in length and is found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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    Ashy Sea Cucumber (Holothuria cinerascens)

    Ashy Sea Cucumber (Holothuria cinerascens). Keoki Stender

    The Ashy Sea Cucumber (Holothuria cinerascens) is common in the intertidal zone, holes, and caverns. It occurs in clusters and extends tentacles to capture food in the current. Purplish brown to black in color, it attains 6 inches in length and can be found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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    Edible or Burnt Hotdog Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis)

    Edible or Burnt Hotdog Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis). Keoki Stender

    The Edible or Burnt Hotdog Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis) is found occasionally on sand in Kaneohe Bay on the Island of Oahu in Hawai'i. It is pink in color with a black dorsal surface and attains 8 inches in length. This Sea Cucumber is found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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    Difficult Sea Cucumber (Holothuria difficilis)

    Difficult Sea Cucumber (Holothuria difficilis). Keoki Stender

    The Difficult Sea Cucumber (Holothuria difficilis) is common under stones in areas exposed to wave action. It has a thin, reddish brown skin with black papillae and attains 5 inches in length. This Sea Cucumber can be found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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    Yellow-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria flavomaculata)

    Yellow-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria flavomaculata). Keoki Stender

    The Yellow-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria flavomaculata) can be occassionaly found in holes in shallow water inside the reef. This Sea Cucumber can be over a foot long when extended. Its distribution is in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific areas.

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    Light-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria hilla)

    Light-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria hilla). Keoki Stender

    The Light-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria hilla) is commonly found under rocks, particularly in the shallow water inside the reef. It is thin and flexible, emerging at night to feed and attains about 12 inches in length. This Sea Cucumber is found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific areas.

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    Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens)

    Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens). Keoki Stender

    Found world wide under rocks in warm oceans, the Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens) has prominent conical papillae and attains 8 inches in length.

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    Hawaiian Yellow-Tip Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.)

    Hawaiian Yellow-Tip Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.). Keoki Stender

    Found only in Hawaiian waters, the Hawaiian Yellow-Tip Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.) is rare in shallow waters and attains a length of about 8 inches.

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    Warty Sea Cucumber (Stichopus horrens)

    Warty Sea Cucumber (Stichopus horrens). Keoki Stender

    The Warty Sea Cucumber (Stichopus horrens) is commonly found in dark holes, emerging at night to feed. Their shiny skin varies in color, while juveniles are yellow or transparent. Called Namako in Japanese, this edible Sea Cucumber is about 10 inches in length and is found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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    Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi)

    Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi). Keoki Stender

    The Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi) is occasionally found under rocks in clear water in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific. Resembling a snake in many ways, it is very thin and flexible. Its colors are white with brown and yellow. It attains least 3 feet in length when extended.

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    Conspicuous Sea Cucumber (Opheodesoma spectabilis)

    Conspicuous Sea Cucumber (Opheodesoma spectabilis). Keoki Stender

    Found only in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific, the Conspicuous Sea Cucumber (Opheodesoma spectabilis) is common on sand flats in Kaneohe Bay and other harbors in Hawai'i. It is pink with brown and white and attains at least 3 feet when extended.

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    Kerferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini)

    Kerferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini). Keoki Stender

    The Kerferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini) is brown, thin, and flexible and found occasionally under rocks. This Sea Cucumber is about 2 feet in length and is found in Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific area.

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    Argus Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus)

    Argus Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus). Keoki Stender

    The Argus Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus) is common on sand in the Indo-Pacific area except Hawaii. It grows to at least 16 inches in length.

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    White Sea Cucumber (Eupentacta quinquesemita)

    White Sea Cucumber (Eupentacta quinquesemita) Image
    White Sea Cucumber (Eupentacta quinquesemita). Photo by Keoki Stender

    The White Sea Cucumber (Eupentacta quinquesemita) is common on rocky reefs in current-swept areas of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Japan & Baja California. It has 8 long & 2 short oral tentacles and is similar to Cucumeria piperata & C. pallida which have 10 long tentacles.

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    Brian Tissot's Medusa

    Medusa or Sea Worms Image
    Medusa or Sea Worms. Photo by Brian Tissot

    Members of the family Synaptidae are serpentine sea cucumbers that have extremely thin body walls and lack tube feet.

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    Shirlie Sharpe's Sea Apple Cucumber Photo

    Sea Apple Cucumber Image
    Sea Apple Cucumber. Photo by Shirlie Sharpe