small white sea cucumbers

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Posted by Chris on July 08, 2007 at 11:17:45:

In Reply to: Re: they are different animals posted by Ken Kurtis on July 07, 2007 at 22:01:55:

Actually there are quite a few small white sea cucumbers that occur in our range. They include (but there are more):
Cucumaria padiila
Eupentacta quinquesemita
Pseudocnus lubricus
Pentamera pseudocalcigera
Cucumaria piperata (white with tiny black spots)
Thyone benti

The problem with common names is that they can and do apply to multipl;e species, and different species depending on which ID book you look at. For example in Lamb and Hanby Eupentacta quinquesemita is called the Stiff-footed Sea Cucmber, not the White Sea Cucumber.

That being said. Cucumaria salma is definitely not white, it's body is red to orange. The tentacles are white, orange, and black.

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