Actinopyga agassizi   Selenka, 1867

five-toothed sea cucumber

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida | Holothuriidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 54 m (Ref. 83942).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 624)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A coastal and nocturnal species. Forages on algal turf, seagrass meadows, and in rubble or sand covered areas (Ref. 485). This is an epibenthic, subtidal species found in coral reefs, seagrass and rocky bottoms (Ref. 83942). Nocturnal. Forages on algal turf, seagrass meadows, and in rubble or sand covered areas (Ref. 485). Members of the class Holothuroidea are gonochoric and have only one gonad. Spawning and fertilization are both external and some exhibit brooding. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (auricularia) then into doliolaria (barrel-shaped stage) which later metamorphose into juvenile sea cucumbers (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Holothuroidea are gonochoric and have only one gonad. Spawning and fertilization are both external and some exhibit brooding. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (auricularia) then into doliolaria (barrel-shaped stage) which later metamorphose into juvenile sea cucumbers.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hasbún, C.R. and A.J. Lawrence. 2002. (Ref. 624)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 18 May 2010

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.9 - 28, mean 27 (based on 206 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown