class Holothuroidea

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Related to class Holothuroidea: Sea cucumbers
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Noun1.class Holothuroidea - class of echinoderms including the sea cucumbers
Echinodermata, phylum Echinodermata - radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers
holothurian, sea cucumber - echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders
family Holothuridae, Holothuridae - a family of Holothuroidea
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrate animal from the class Holothuroidea.
An example is the "tubule recruitment model" proposed by Smiley (1988) to describe gonad development in the class Holothuroidea (phylum Echinodermata).
The histological and population information presented here confirms that Leptosynapta clarki is a protandric hermaphrodite and provides the first direct evidence of sex change within the class Holothuroidea.