[Coral-List] Re: Reddis wormlike critters

Mark Heckman mheckman at waquarium.org
Mon Jul 25 18:23:20 EDT 2005

Actually, I would go with a synaptid seacucumber as an ID. There is a small 
sand dwelling variety.

See John Hoover's image of Chiridota sp.

at: http://www.hawaiisfishes.com/inverts/cucumbers/neatcukes.htm

Unless you saw inordinate numbers, I doubt it is anything to be concerned 
about  - environmental wise - although they are  feeding on organic material.


Mark Heckman
Education Director
Waikiki Aquarium/ University of Hawaii

At 11:18 AM 7/22/2005, coralreef at dacafe.com wrote:
>Hello All,
>This is mainly curiousity,I saw many reddish wormlike critters in the
>shallow waters of an offshore sand bank island, NE Puerto Rico.  I've
>never seen those there, and would like to know if their presence is
>related to some environmental condition, etc.
>I'm tired of searching the web/id-guides for enlightment without luck, and
>will appreciate any bit of info.
>I'll have some pictures up for few day at:
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