Fascinating, whatever it is. Have not seen that before.

The photo is pretty poor, and only one to go on. Kim, can you (or the field researchers) be 100% certain that it is a holothuroid?

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Steve

 

p.s. was in Maluku province, Indonesia, last week and happy to see for my own eyes that there are still some sea cucumbers left there!

 

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Very interesting. Wonder what the ossicles look like. Any chance of it being young of atra or leucospilota?

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Now I see the other pictures - only one (the close-up) downloaded at first.

 

Fingers and dead rubble of Acropora branches give an approx. scale - pretty small  ! 

 

Dave Lane

 

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LKC Natural History NMuseum

National University of Singapore


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Got this from a colleague in WA

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Kim

 

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