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Posted by Chris on July 06, 2007 at 23:12:43:

In Reply to: ID - Some kind of echoniderm? posted by Anastasia L on July 06, 2007 at 17:06:54:

I have seen many of theese and Gordon Hendler of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum identified it as Cucumaria salma. It is a sea cucumber, but not the white sea cucumber Ken eludes to.

Here is a picture of one closed from Santa Barbara Island.

Cucumaria salma


Here is pryed out of the rocks

http://diver.net/californiadiveboats.com/GreatEscape/2006.09.17/P9179838hFlr.jpg


This is one open

Cucumaria salma

... Chris



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