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Sea Cucumber

Lipotrapeza vestiens


A 50 mm long soft bodied sea cucumber with tapering ends. There appeared to be a paler side to the body, possibly the ventral side. The body was covered with small papillae which I assume are the tube feet.


Washed ashore and was found along the high tide mark amongst seaweeds - Westernport, Victoria
It was probably alive and was returned to the ocean.


This species is said to frequently extrude its intestines when disturbed and like most other sea cucumbers, the gut regenerates.
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order: Dendrochirotida
Family: Phyllophoridae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 1, 2018
Submitted on Jun 3, 2018

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