Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber GALLERYIsostichopus badionotus
Sea cucumbers are the "earth worms" of the sea. Their role is to process food particles into fodder for bacteria. Sea Cucumbers are not a highly complex animal but they have a unique defense mechanism. They can eject their internal organs out their anus,
(as a meal to satisfy a hungry predator) and
regenerate them later.
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This Sea Cucumber has little "legs", much like their cousins the sea star and the West Indian Sea Egg.
Also called the Chocolate Chip Sea Cucumber!
The tell-tail sign a Sea Cucumber has been here.