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Bohadschia ocellata Eyed Sea Cucumber


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lexID:
10128 
Scientific:
Bohadschia ocellata 
German:
Seewalze 
English:
Eyed Sea Cucumber 
Category:
Sea Cucumbers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Holothuroidea (Class) > Holothuriida (Order) > Holothuriidae (Family) > Bohadschia (Genus) > ocellata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jaeger, 1833 
Occurrence:
Indonesia, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi 
Sea depth:
7 - 88 Meter 
Size:
up to 17.72" (45 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Detritus 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-11-09 19:29:26 

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Bohadschia ocellata Jaeger, 1833

Bohadschia ocellata, commonly known as Eyed Sea Cucumber is a nocturnal species.The body is cylindrical with a flat underside.The eye spots on the body of this species are distinctive. This species can be found on sandy bottom, sometimes among seagrasses.

It ejects sticky white tubules (cuverian tubules) when disturbed.The white tubules are very sticky and may cost intense skin irritation.

Similar is Bohadschia argus.

Synonym:
Holothuria (Holothuria) ocellata

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