Hidden Sea Cucumber GALLERY

Pseudothyone belli

At first glance (if you see one) you may think this creature is a form of sea anemone. The eight tentacles surrounding the mouth work very similarly to those of the branching sea anemone. There are here a series of pictures that show how the cucumber alternately inserts it's tentacles into it's mouth to consume the food that has been caught. Look for them in shallow water wedged between sheltered rocks and in holes and cracks or in soft sediment areas of sea grass/algae..

Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli
Hidden Sea Cucumber - Pseudothyone belli