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Sea CucumberAustralostichopus mollis

Soft Sea Cucumber at Pambula

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Australostichopus mollis at Pambula - 22 Mar 2019
Australostichopus mollis at Pambula - 22 Mar 2019

Identification history

Sea Cucumber Australostichopus mollis 24 Mar 2019 LizAllen
Unidentified 22 Mar 2019 LizAllen

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Author's notes

First time seeing this colour rather than black or grey .after trolling thro' many pics the am suggesting a Stichopus sp.[maybe St.mollis ,magnificently warty !

3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   24 Mar 2019
Hi Liz - I'll see if Luka has any suggestions
KerriLee wrote:
   24 Mar 2019
Liz, what about this one? Australostichopus mollis ...
https://reeflifesurvey.com/species/australostichopus-mollis/
LizAllen wrote:
   24 Mar 2019
Yes ,it is on our species field guide but doesn't appear in our list when I try to enter it.

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Heliocidaris tuberculata (Heliocidaris tuberculata) at Pambula - 19 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia juliana (Juliana Sea Hare) at Pambula - 19 Nov 2018 by LizAllen
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Hippocampus abdominalis (Bigbelly Seahorse) at Pambula - 4 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
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Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Pambula - 27 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • less than 1m Depth of sighting
  • 22 Mar 2019 Recorded on
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