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Phylum Echinodermata > Class Holothuroidea
Beige sea cucumber
Holothuria albiventer*
Family Holothuriidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This unassuming sea cucumber is sometimes seen on our Northern shores, among seagrasses.

Features: 6-12cm long. Body long and somewhat angular in cross-section with short tube feet in rows along the length. Tube feet on the upperside often tapered. Usually beige or whitish. The sea cucumber appears to be but is not actually covered in sediments! The sea cucumber actually has a body that matches the colour and texture of the surrounding sediments! In some, when at rest and relaxed, indistinct dark blotches that are regularly spaced can be seen along the body length. Feeding tentacles pale with bushy tips.

Changi, Jul 12

Changi, Jul 12

Flattened underside with two rows of stubby tube feet.

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display

Beige sea cucumbers on Singapore shores

Photos of Beige sea cucumbers for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

East Coast-Marina Bay, Oct 15
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

East Coast PCN, Apr 17
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Seringat-Kias, Aug 15
Photo shared by Neo Mei Lin on her blog.

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Jun 15
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Seringat-Kias, Nov 14
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Berlayar Creek, Nov 17
Photo shared by Chris Wong on facebook.

Pulau Semakau, Aug 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

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