Range Description. This species occurs in the Mediterranean and surrounding Atlantic waters, from Algeria, Croatia, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Montenegro. Maximum size: 25 cm (Ref. ); approximately 30 cm. maximum width: 6 cm. Average weight: g (Ref. ). Body: with more or less round cross section;. PDF | The Atlanto-Mediterranean holothurian Holothuria tubulosa is among the conspicuous benthic invertebrates in the shallow sublittoral.
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Holothuria tubulosa Gmelin, 1. I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. Holothuria tubulosa is dioeciouswith holotjuria individual being either male or female but with no difference between them in external appearance.
Retrieved from ” https: It is the type species of the genus Holothuria and is placed in the subgenus Holothuriamaking its full name Holothuria Holothuria tubulosa.
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It often appears greyish, as it secretes a protective film of mucus to which bits of seaweed and sediment may adhere. In a study in the Mediterranean Sea, a mass spawning event was observed in the afternoons of the two days in August that coincided with the full moon. They feed on microscopic algae and pass through several stages over the course of a few weeks before settling on the seabed and undergoing metamorphosis into juveniles.
There is a commercial fishery in Turkey and a closed season is imposed in August and September to allow the animals to spawn.
The sea cucumbers are either sun dried, oven dried, or frozen before being exported. Holothuria tubulosa grows to a length of between bolothuria centimetres 7.
Present at all depths, the species is very common, even locally very abundant, but does not seem not represented in the sectors western and holothuriaa of the basin. Holothuria tubulosa Conservation status. Variable coloring of the red with nuance of brown which some time draws on the purple one. Occurs at the low tide mark.
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If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Holothuria tubulosa is one of the species collected by divers, who can gather to in a day. Holothuria tubulosa is found in temperate regions of the eastern Atlantic Ocean as far north as the Bay of Biscayin the Mediterranean Seawhere it is abundant.
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Summary Description Holothuria tubulosa Lefkada09 Holothuria tubulosa Gmelin, Short description Morphology Maximum size: Description Holothuria tubulosa Gmelin, 1. The animal sorts and introduces the edible organic substances, tubklosa rejects the elements not metabolize, particularly sand, in the form of lengthened excrements Ref.
It is roughly cylindrical with a flattened base on which there are three longitudinal rows of tube feet.