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Aslia lefevrei

Climbing sea-cucumber

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Aslia lefevrei

Concarneau Bay, France, 8 meters, 2005, WBN

Description

Aslia lefevrei is a sea-cucumber of up to 15 cm long but only its bushy tentacles of 5 cm long are visible emerging from rock rifts. The cylindrical body is thus hidden and protected from predators. Body and tentacles are whitish to brownish. Food particles stick on the tentacles which are, one after the other, brought into the mouth and licked to take off the food. It can be solitary but generally lives in groups.

Distribution

Aslia lefevrei is found from surface to 20 m deep in the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Mediterranean Sea.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species
Dernière mise à jour 18-04-2024

Authors

Text : Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2005 - 2024.

Photos : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Aslia lefevrei in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2024-04-18.

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Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Dernière mise à jour 18-04-2024

Guide des Tuniciers

Authors

Text : Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2005 - 2024.

Photos : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat A., September 2005, Description of Aslia lefevrei, [On line] https://www.european-marine-life.org/30/aslia-lefevrei.php, consulted on 2024 April 18.

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Photographie de Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Project manager in marine environment
Professional diver - Naturalist

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