Holothuroidea

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Noun1.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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Several carapid fishes, known as pearlfishes, are endosymbiotic in holothuroids and asteroids.
Antarctic holothuroids from the Bellingshausen Sea, with descriptions of new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroi dea).
Survey of ultraviolet radiation-absorbing mycosporine-like amino acids in organs of coral reef holothuroids.
Endogenous chemical cues in holothuroids have been implicated in synchronizing gametogenesis in concert with environmental factors (Hamel and Mercier 1996).
These include as holothuroids, echinoids (Lytechinus variegatus (Lamarck 1816), Echinometra lucunter (Linnaeus 1758)), molluscs (sometimes bivalves cemented to each other), and crustaceans (Callinectes spp.
Glycogen in holothuroids living in subantarctic and temperature waters.
Recently, the pan-neural synaptotagmin B monoclonal antibody generated from the sea star radial nerve cord has been used to great effect in studies of the LNS of echinoids, holothuroids, and asteroids (Nakajima et al.
Feeding larvae of asteroids and holothuroids lack larval arms but still exhibit bilateral symmetry in lobes and folds of the ectoderm as well as in the arrangement of the ciliated band.
Predator deterrence of early developmental stages of temperate lecithotrophic asteroids and holothuroids.
Numerous gregarines indeed parasitize holothuroids and spatangoid echinoids, with 22 known species, including D.