Sea Cucumbers

Jun 13, 2024

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News: Researchers have discovered the pivotal role that sea cucumbers play in maintaining the health of the world’s reefs.

About Sea cucumbers:

Sea cucumbers belong to Class Holothuroidea of Phylum Echinodermata. These marine animals, benthic in nature, are distributed across the seas in the tropics.

In India, there are approximately 200 species reported from the shallow waters dwelling in habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, rocky shores, sandy shores, and mudflats.

Within India, sea cucumbers have been reported from the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep; Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay, and Ennore in Tamil Nadu; Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat; Malvan coast in Maharashtra; and Kakinada Bay in Andhra Pradesh.



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