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Phylum Echinodermata > Class Holothuroidea
Plasticky sea cucumber
Cladolabes hamatus*
Family Sclerodactylidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This large stiff sea cucumber feels rather plasticky. It is sometimes seen on our Northern shores half buried in silty sand among seagrasses.

Features: 6-12cm long. Body rounded, usually U-shaped when just dug up, hard and stiff, smooth. Colour pale bluish or greyish with irregular darker blotchy lines along the body length. Evenly covered with lots of short stiff conical smooth tube feet with bright orange or yellow tips. Feeding tentacles thin bushy.

Changi, Jul 10

Changi, May 11

Half buried in silty sand.

Tube feet short, stiff, conical with orange tips.

Plasticky sea cucumbers on Singapore shores

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Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Changi, Aug 2016
Photo shared by Lisa Lim on facebook.

East Coast Park, May 16
Photo shared by Ywee Chieh on facebook.

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