[Coral-List] Sea Cucumber
paulhumann at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 28 15:30:24 EDT 2005
Hi Lad, et al,
It turns out that the red "worm" is indeed a sea cucumber (I was wrong).
It is Neothyonidium parvum (no common name), Family Phyllophoridae, a
relatively uncommon shallow water species (except common in Brazil)
ranging from Florida to Brazil. It may be more common that thought
because it is a burrowing species (and consequently rarely observed)
which is usually found buried in the sand in and around sea grass beds.
It grows to about 3 in. in length.
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