Sea cucumberChiridota gigas

Sea Cucumber at Narooma, NSW

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Chiridota gigas at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Chiridota gigas at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Chiridota gigas at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Chiridota gigas at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Chiridota gigas at Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017

Identification history

Sea cucumber Chiridota gigas 4 Jul 2017 LizAllen614
Sea cucumber Chiridota gigas 10 Apr 2017 LizAllen614
Unidentified 10 Apr 2017 libbyh402

Author's 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?

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
LizAllen614 wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
Am pretty sure it is a Strawberry cucumber,Chiridota gigas.
libbyh402 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?
LizAllen614 wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
No nudi branchi ,it is a Holothurian and in Phylum Echinodermata....Just looked in Edgar !!

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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