About Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms—like starfish and sea urchins. There are some 1,250 known species, and many of these animals are indeed shaped like soft-bodied cucumbers. All sea cucumbers are ocean dwellers, though some inhabit the shallows and others live in the deep ocean. They live on or near the ocean floor—sometimes partially buried beneath it.

Fast Facts 

Type: Invertebrate

Diet: Omnivore

Average life span in the wild: 5 to 10 years

Size: 0.75 in to 6.5 ft (2 to 200 cm)


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