Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network
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Species Database



Similar species:

Parastichopus parvimensis -- Warty sea cucumber



General grouping:

ITIS code:


Geographic Range

Range Description:

Intertidal Height

Lowest intertidal height:

meters OR feet

Highest intertidal height:

meters OR feet

Subtidal Depth Range

Minimum depth:

meters OR feet

Maximum depth:

meters OR feet


Species Description

Natural History

Feeding behavior

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary:

This species is commercially targeted in some parts of California.
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The Light and Smith Manual, 4th edition
Intertidal Invertebrates from Central California to Oregon
University of California Press. 1001 p.

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Morris, R.H., D.P Abbott, and E.C. Haderlie. 1980. Intertidal Invertebrates of California. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 690 p.
Pearse, V., J. Pearse, M. Buchsbaum, and R. Buchsbaum. 1994. Living invertebrates. Boxwood Press. 848 p.