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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Reproduction in sea cucumbers or holothuroids (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) was demonstrated to require inter-individual chemical exchanges (Hamel & Mercier, 1996) and minimum densities of individuals to work efficiently (Anderson, Flemming, Watson, & Lotze, 2011).
Several carapid fishes, known as pearlfishes, are endosymbiotic in holothuroids and asteroids.
Altoff et al., "Observations of reproductive strategies for some dendrochirotid holothuroids (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida)," Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol.
In general, holothuroids are more abundant and diverse in complex habitats, but the scaling of samples is important in such analyses, with greater variability at finer spatial scales [22].
Antarctic holothuroids from the Bellingshausen Sea, with descriptions of new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroi dea).
Other groups, such as sponges, sea pens (pennutalaceans), sea cucumbers (holothuroids) and small shrimps have been found in some sites in dense groups.
Endogenous chemical cues in holothuroids have been implicated in synchronizing gametogenesis in concert with environmental factors (Hamel and Mercier 1996).
Postmetamorphic (juvenile and adult) echinoderms are benthic organisms including starfish (asteroids), sea urchins (echinoids), sea cucumbers (holothuroids), brittle stars (ophiuroids), and comatulids and sea lilies (crinoids).
Survey of ultraviolet radiation-absorbing mycosporine-like amino acids in organs of coral reef holothuroids. Mar.
Glycogen in holothuroids living in subantarctic and temperature waters.