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Bohadschia argus

Jager, 1833

Ocellated Sea Cucumber

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Bohadschia argus (Jager, 1833)
Synonyms :
Classification : Holothuroidea [ De Blainville, 1834 ] ( Sea cucumbers )
 
Name : B?che de mer
Name : Ocellated Sea Cucumber
Eyed sea cucumber
Leopard sea cucumber
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral

Sand
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Geographical distribution
Western Indian Ocean; Madagascar, Seychelles to Sri Lanka. Pacific Ocean; Malay Archipelago to South Pacific Islands. Needs large quarters than captivity allows. To two feet in length. One in Moorea, French Polynesia, in Fiji and N. Sulawesi.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.divegallery.com/sea_cucumber_closeup.htm
http://www.reefimages.com/cgi-reefimages/page.cgi?list=Seastars
http://www.spc.int/coastfish/News/bdm/bdm.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/seacukes.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 7/11/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 07/11/2002


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 Comment from Jean-Luc MARCHAL
Cette espèce est la plus fascinante des échinodermes; sous un aspect d'abord peu attirant, on découvre progressivement un animal trés évolué qui a un coeur et des poumons, qui suce son pouce et a une arme contre ses ennemis!
Posted date 24/01/2004 


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