Swimming sea cucumber

Swimming sea cucumber

Description

A swimming sea cucumber (Holothurian) seen 5 m above the seabed at Lavani.

Item Type:Image
Title:Swimming sea cucumber
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Date:06 June 2012
Time:08:19
Copyright:SERPENT
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Elasipodida (Deep sea cucumbers) > Pelagoguthriidae (Swimming sea cucumbers)
Species:Enypniastes
Behaviour:Swimming
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m):2391
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:Benthic boundary zone
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Ocean Rig Poseidon
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering
ROV:Millenium 93 and 73
Keywords:holothurian enypniastes Tanzania Indian Ocean Lavani
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:20 September 2012

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