Chiridota gigas (TBC)

3 images

Unidentified at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Unidentified at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Unidentified at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Unidentified at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Unidentified at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017

Identification history

Sea cucumber Chiridota gigas 10 Apr 2017 LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! Suggested
Unidentified 10 Apr 2017 libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! Pending ID

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4 comments

MattNimbs wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
not a species I'm familiar with - perhaps submit the image to the Australian Museum for identification via email sand@austmus.gov.au
LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
Am pretty sure it is a Strawberry cucumber,Chiridota gigas.
libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
Thanks Liz, not a peanut worm then? Is it considered a Sea Slug as it's a cucumber not a nudi?
LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
No nudi branchi ,it is a Holothurian and in Phylum Echinodermata....Just looked in Edgar !!

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Sighting information

  • Unidentified Scientific name
  • Unidentified Common name
  • Narooma, NSW Location
  • 1 Abundance
  • libbyh Recorded by
  • 9 Apr 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    Matt this is what we call a Peanut worm and we get them quite often here, can be much longer, but I don't know what it's proper title is, but I expect it isn't a sea slug that you asre interested in?

Sensitivity key

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Conservation key

  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Rare Native
  • Local Native
  • Non-local Native
  • Exotic
  • Noxious Pest
  • Locally Extinct
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