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Sea Cucumber

Stichopus sp.


Initially thought this was a Horrid Sea Cucumber (Stichopus horrens) but not sure now as it may also be a Variegated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus variegatus). Anybody care to confirm? Found a similar one the week before this was taken, which contained a pair of beautiful Emperor Shrimps:

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Thanks Argybee. Yes you are right. It may not exactly be pretty but there is definitely something beautiful in its weirdness. Being host to something magnificent like the emperor shrimps I spotted in the last posting only makes it more appealing now in that nature has a way of balancing or complementing things :-) And oh yeah, a big good luck in the ID. Do hope someone can positively ID it :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

It's not pretty but something about it sure is impressive. Surely with that wood-grain skin 'variegatus' is appropriate. I can see the problem with ID on google images - hundreds all completely different. Good luck.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Thanks Ava T-B! :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Wonderful series!

Eric Noora
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Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Apr 27, 2012

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