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Royal Sea Cucumber

Thelenota anax


Also known as Tripang, Amberfish Sea Cucumber, White-teat Sea Cucumber, Black Teatfish, Elephant Trunk Cucumber, Brown Sandfish, Curryfish, Lollyfish and Giant Sea Cucumber. They feed on plankton, and grow to a length of about 60cm. This is one of the largest sea cucumbers.


Found singly in deeper water on sand or rubble bottoms. Depth - 10-50m Widespread Indo-Pacific


Dive site: Coral Gardens.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Could be mistaken for a rock!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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