sea cucumber

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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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An alternative to unreliable forced spawning induction is in vitro fertilization, which has been tested successfully in Holothuria scabra; however, its effectiveness in A.
mollis may also be possible by using 1 species of cultured microalgae or commercially available algal pastes, which have been shown to be effective in the larviculture of Holothuria scabra (Hair et al.
However, simplified methods for larval settlement that have been described for Holothuria scabra and A.
It has been shown in Australostichopus mollis, as well as in Holothuria scabra, that if the habitat conditions are adequate at the site where the juvenile sea cucumbers are released, they will not move great distances before they are harvested years later (Mercier et al.
N Annelida Chloeia viridis N Arthropoda Dromidia larraburei Hemisqulla ensigera P Stenorhynchus debilis N Mollusca Chromodoris galexorum N Pleurobranchus areolatus N Polycera alabe N Pteria sterna P Echinodermata Arbacia incisa N Centrostephanus coronatus P Holothuria impatiens N California Channel Island Phylum Species SCL SBA SNI Cnidaria Bunodeopsis sp.
Aquaculture potential of the tropical sea cucumbers Holothuria scabra and H.
Development of large-scale hatchery production techniques for the commercially important sea cucumber Holothuria scabra var.
Rapid growth and bioturbation activity of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in earthen ponds.