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Ocellated Sea Cucumber

Bohadschia argus

Habitat:

Itoman Beach, Okinawa, Japan

Notes:

http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p...


1 species ID suggestions

5 Comments

Bob
Bob 6 years ago

Hi lori.tas,
Thank you very much for pointing out the difference between a slug and a sea cucumber. So, it is an Ocellated Sea Cucumber.

Thanks, Bob.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

HI Bob, a slug would have been flared out on the underside (their "foot"). What you found was a small sea cucumber (this species gets up to 2 feet long). Great Photo, btw.

Bob
Bob 6 years ago

Martin, thank you for your comment. I don't know anything about slugs, but most of what I have seen are the fat black ones, shaped more like a big hot dog.

martin
martin 6 years ago

Whoa that's one gnarly slug! Great spotting

Bob
Bob 6 years ago

Some sort of slug. On the coral beach at Itoman, Okinawa, Japan.

糸満市 (Itoman), Saga, Japan

Lat: 26.12, Long: 127.67

Spotted on Jan 10, 2010
Submitted on Sep 26, 2010

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