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Aslia lefevrei (Barrois, 1882)

Climbing sea-cucumber

Aslia lefevrei

Concarneau Bay, France, 8 meters, 2005, WBN

Description

Aslia lefevrei is a sea-cucumber of up to 15 cm long but only its bushy tentacles of 5 cm long are visible emerging from rock rifts. The cylindrical body is thus hidden and protected from predators. Body and tentacles are whitish to brownish. Food particles stick on the tentacles which are, one after the other, brought into the mouth and licked to take off the food. It can be solitary but generally lives in groups.

Distribution

Aslia lefevrei is found from surface to 20 m deep in the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Mediterranean Sea.

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Aslia lefevrei (Barrois, 1882) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-25.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Biota (Superdomain)
Animalia (Kingdom)
Echinodermata (Phylum)
Echinozoa (Subphylum)
Holothuroidea (Class)
Actinopoda (Subclass)
Dendrochirotida (Order)
Cucumariidae (Family)
Aslia (Genus)
Aslia lefevrei (Species)

Authors

Text : Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2005 - 2020.

Photos : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Aslia lefevrei (Barrois, 1882) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-25.

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat A., September 2005, Description of Aslia lefevrei, [On line] http://european-marine-life.org/30/aslia-lefevrei.php, consulted on 2020 September 25.

Author

Photographie de Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Project manager in marine environment
Professional diver - Naturalist

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