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Family Holothuriidae

Holothuria scabra

(Jaeger, 1833)

Golden Sandfish

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea, South Africa, to China, Japan, and south to Australia.

Size: 6 inches (15 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits back reef muddy areas and usually seen at depths between 3 - 30 feet (1 - 10 m).

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home aquarium trade.

Ingests sand and feeds on the microorganisms and organic matter in the sand.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Echinodermata

    Class: Holothuroidea

    Order: Aspidochirotida

    Family: Holothuriidae

    Genus: Holothuria

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Holothuria scabra (Golden Sandfish)
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