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worm?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by svs, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. svs

    svs Solo Diver

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    Saw this creature several times in different parts of Caribbean. Inch thick 1-2 feet long. Never saw entire creature, retreats when disturbed. Some kind of worm? How the rest looks like?
     

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  2. donnyb

    donnyb Solo Diver

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    sea cucumber, genus Holothuria, poss H. thomasi or H. impatiens
     
  3. svs

    svs Solo Diver

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    Location: Philadelphia, PA US
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    I checked other images for Holothuria thomasi and impatiens. Looks right. Thank you.
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Common name is Tigertail Sea Cucumber.
     

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