PORT PHILLIP BAY


Sea Cucumber 

Taeniogyrus roebucki (Joshua, 1914)

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Scientific Details

Body wall ossicles wheels with continuous teeth around the rim, and S-shaped hooks. Worm-like, up to about 80 mm long, thin soft body wall, lacking tube feet, tentacles with two pairs of digits, red to brownish-red.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Echinodermata
Class:
Holothuroidea
Order:
Apodida
Family:
Chiridotidae
Genus:
Taeniogyrus
Species:
roebucki

General Description

Body soft, worm-like. No tube feet. Tentacles red to red-brown with two pairs of digits. Up to 8 cm long.

Biology

This species was found originally at Torquay.

Habitat

In sand and other sediment under rocks, to depth of at least 2 m.

Reefs

Soft substrates

Distribution guide

Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.

Species Group

Sea cucumbers

Depth

Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

8 cm

Diet

Organic matter

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Species Code

MoV 1775

Identify

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author O'Loughlin, P. M.

Mark O'Loughlin is an Honorary Associate in marine invertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
O'Loughlin, P. M., 2011, Sea Cucumber, Taeniogyrus roebucki, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Aug 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/4714

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