Thelenota ananas

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Thelenota ananas
Thelenota ananas at Umm Kararim.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order: Aspidochirotida
Family: Stichopodidae
Genus: Thelenota
Species: T. ananas
Binomial name
Thelenota ananas
Jaeger, 1833

Thelenota ananas, also known as pineapple sea cucumber or prickly redfish, is a species of sea cucumber[1][2] found in tropical waters from the Red Sea to New Caledonia. Its reddish-brown body with large and mostly branched papillae can reach up to 70 centimetres (28 in) in length.[3] Due to intense commercially exploitation population of T. ananas declined by 80-90% in at least 50% of its range and it is listed as endangered by IUCN.[4]

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