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Family Stichopodidae

Parastichopus regalis

(Cuvier, 1817)

Bilding Sea Cucumber

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Northern Atlantic Ocean: Mediterranean.

Natural Environment: Inhabits a wide range of environments and depths, and known to exist at depths between 15 - 2500 feet (5 - 800 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: Stichopodidae

    Genus: Parastichopus

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Has a temperature range of 59 to 68┬░F (15 - 20┬░C).

 Parastichopus regalis (Bilding Sea Cucumber)
Photo © Daniel Geiger
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