Elasipodida

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Elasipodida
Enypniastes sp.jpg
Enypniastes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Subclass: Aspidochirotacea
Order: Elasipodida
Families

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Elasipodida is an order of sea cucumbers. They are somewhat unusual in appearance, in comparison with other sea cucumbers, having numerous appendages, including conical papillae and leaf-like tentacles. Although many species are benthic, a number are pelagic, and may have their appendages modified to form sails or fins. Most members of the order inhabit deep-sea environments, like Enypniastes.[1]

Classification[edit]

Order: Elasipodida

The "sea pig" (Scotoplanes globosa, family Elpidiidae).

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mah, Christopher (September 18, 2012). "Deep-Sea Swimming Sea Cucumbers and the "most bizarre holothurian species in existence"!". The Echinoblog.