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Holothuria pervicax Réunion.jpg
Holothuria pervicax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order: Aspidochirotida
Family: Holothuriidae
Genus: Holothuria
Linnaeus, 1767 [1]
Type species
Holothuria tubulosa Gmelin, 1791

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Holothuria is a genus of marine animals of the family Holothuriidae.[2] Members of the genus are found in coastal waters in tropical and temperate regions. They are soft bodied, limbless invertebrates that dwell on the ocean floor. They resemble a cucumber in form.

The genus contains some species that are harvested for food and sold as sea cucumber.


List of species according to the World Register of Marine Species:


  1. ^ Hansson, H. (2010). "Holothuria Linnaeus, 1767". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=123456

External links[edit]

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