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Thelenota ananas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroideaia
Order: Aspidochirotida
Family: Stichopodidae
Haeckel, 1896[1]

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Stichopodidae is a family of sea cucumbers. Members of this family are mostly large or medium-sized holothuroids with a squarish cross section, a flat ventral surface and large fleshy cone-shaped projections. They are usually found on soft substrates such as sand or rubble.[2]


Species include[edit]


  1. ^ Paulay, G.; Hansson, H. (2013). "Stichopodidae Haeckel, 1896". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  2. ^ L.R.G. Cannon & H. Silver. "Family Stichopodidae". North Australian Sea Cucumbers. Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2014-03-13.