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Eupentacta quinquesemita, Explored. Stiff-footed Sea Cucumber.jpg
Eupentacta quinquesemita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Subclass: Dendrochirotacea
Order: Dendrochirotida
Family: Sclerodactylidae [1]
Panning, 1902 [2]
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Sclerodactylidae is a family of sea cucumbers, marine invertebrates with elongated bodies, leathery skins and tentacles.

Members of the family are characterised by the complex ring of ossicles they have near the anterior end. These may or may not take the form of a short tube but are quite unlike the long tubes found in the phyllophorids. The tentacles number ten to twenty.[3]


The World Register of Marine Species recognizes the following genera: [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Vanden Berghe, Edward (2010). "Sclerodactylidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ Sclerodactylidae Panning, 1902 ITIS. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  3. ^ Sclerodactylidae Digital Nature Archive. Retrieved 2012-02-12.