n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order of holothurians mostly found in the deep sea. They are remarkable for their bilateral symmetry and curious forms.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ohta, "Photographic observations of the swimming behavior of the deep-sea pelagothuriid holothurian Enypniastes (Elasipoda, Holothurioidea)," Journal of the Oceanographical Society of Japan, vol.
I may also mention the large number of deep-sea Holothurians (Elasipoda) which we obtained, as well as a most remarkable deep-sea Actinian, closely allied to Cerianthus, but evidently belonging to a new family of that group.
"In the deeper parts of the channel between Galera Point and the southern face of Chatham Island we found a great number of Elasipoda, among them several genera like Peniagone, Benthodytes, and Euphronides, represented by numerous species.
Holothurian species may show different patterns of gonad development between individuals and locations, and the use of the same tubule for oocyte growth in more than one reproductive period is seen in species of the orders Dendrochirotida, Apodida, and Elasipoda.