Sea Cucumber

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Sea Cucumber, a marine animal, shaped like a cucumber or sausage, related to the starfish and the sea urchin. There are more than 500 species, found in shallow and deep waters throughout the world. Depending on species, sea cucumbers range in length from about one inch to six feet (2.5 to 180 cm). A common North American and European species is about 10 inches (25 cm) long.


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