Holothuria tubulosa

Scientific name Holothuria tubulosa
Descriptor Gmelin
Year of description 1788
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Holothuria
Holothuria tubulosa Holothuria tubulosa


Holothuria tubulosa is a salt water echinoderm.

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Who is it?


  • Size
    20 - 30 cm
  • Size
    20 - 30 cm

How to recognize Holothuria tubulosa ?

Holothuria tubulosa measures between 20 and 30 cm. This echinoderm is tricolore with a predominantly rouge, marron and violet body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Holothuria tubulosa is an echinoderm solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is scavenger .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    • Active sexual selection

Holothuria tubulosa is an echinoderm ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 130 m

Biotope presentation

Holothuria tubulosa is most often found at a depth between 0m and 130m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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