holothurian

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Related to Holothurians: Holothuroidea, Sea cucumbers

holothurian

any ECHINODERM of the class Holothuroidea, including the sea cucumbers.
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On the other hand, juxtaligamental cells did not appear to change in holothurians and separation of the autotomy structures was facilitated by muscle contraction (Byrne, 2001).
Benzie, "Slow growth and lack of recovery in overfished holothurians on the Great Barrier Reef: evidence from DNA fingerprints and repeated large-scale surveys," Conservation Biology, vol.
Aspidochirote holothurians of New Caledonia lagoon: biology, ecology and exploitation.
Under the crowded mass of leaves one may see larger sessile organisms on the rhizomes, similar to those of the rocky floor, and on the sediment sea urchins rest while holothurians ceaselessly gobble the sand for its food content.
Populations genetics of the fissiparous holothurians Stichopus chloronotus, and Holothuria atra (Aspidochirotida): a comparison between the Torres Strait and La Reunion.
Specificity of sperm chemotaxis among great barrier reef shallow-water holothurians and ophiuroids.
Holothurians and sea urchins have also been observed to aid in keeping coralliths and rhodoliths in motion [25].
On sandy ocean bottoms, holothurians (sea cucumbers) are also exploited (Stichopus regalis in the western Mediterranean, S.