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SEA CUCUMBERS (Holothuroidea)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Echinoderm > Sea cucumbers

Sea Cucumbers (Class Holothuroidea) are sausage-shaped animals that are often observed lying on the sandy seabed in rock pools and lagoon areas. While holothurians appear unrelated to seastars, they do have many internal features in common, including a skeleton made of microscopic calcite elements embedded in the skin, tube feet for locomotion, and most of their internal structures are based on a five-fold body plan.

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