By Bob Goemans
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Deposit-feeding Sea Cucumbers

 Parastichopus californicus (California’s Red Sea Cucumber)

Parastichopus californicus
Stimpson, 1857

California’s Red Sea Cucumber

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank


Members in the Order Aspidochirotida, Families Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae are among the most collected because they are good sand shifters.

Toxic when stressed or dies, therefore remove specimens that appear not to be doing well! (See the Introduction to this Section on Sea Cucumbers!)

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