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sea cucumber

A cylindrical marine invertebrate of the family Holothuria; some species have tentacles that contain a mild venom. Contact with the organism may produce dermatitis.
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Reproduction and growth of Holothuria atra (Echinodermata: Holothuroides) at two contrasting sites in southern Taiwan.
In the Salomon Islands, the growth rate, as well as the daily distance covered by the sand fish (Holothuria scabra), was found to be related to substrate type, and the sandy areas were occupied only when individuals reached a specific size (Mercier et al., 2000).
The objective of this study is to quantify the population of Holothuria leucospilota sea cucumber from intertidal area of Satang Besar Island, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Li et al examined the sea cucumber Holothuria nobilis Selenka saponin, echinoside A, as a significant anticancer agent in prostate carcinoma cells and their results showed that echinoside A could inhibit Topoisomerase2 (Top2) and decrease the tumor growth suggesting anti-cancer potential of marine saponins in cancer therapies (32).
Method for extracting moebioside A from Holothuria moebii and its application for treating brain glioblastoma.
Moisture Ash and Fat analysis: The chemical composition and nutritional quality of two most common sea cucumbers of Pakistan (Holothuria arenicola and Actinopyga mauritiana) were determined.
Los resultados indican que Holothuria inornata presenta una diversidad genetica alta y una estructura genetica diferenciada entre las unidades Mexicana y Panamica propuestas dentro de la provincia Panamica.
[6] reported the distribution of metals in only one species of sea cucumber i.e., Holothuria Scabra.
He observed four specimens of Holothuria difficilis (as Actinopyga parvula) which had lighter colored posterior regions and less developed tube feet in a collection of fixed animals from the Kermadec Islands.
Similarly, Dissanayake and Stefansson [23] who studied the habitat preferences of Holothuria atra Jaeger and H.