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Black-Fringed Sea Cucumber (Holothuria Leucospilota)

This front view of the frequently encountered Black-Fringed Sea Cucumber (Holothuria Leucospilota) clearly shows the "papullae" protruding from the skin.
These are one of the most obvious characteristics that distinguish this species from the closely related Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria Atra).

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Variegated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Variegatus)

This photograph of a Variegated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Variegatus) was taken at Sail Rock, at a depth of around 25m.
The light was pretty poor so the photograph isn't the best, but it shows quite clearly the characteristics of this species.

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Magnum Sea Cucumber (Neothyonidium Magnum)

If i am correct in my assumption that this is a Magnum Sea Cucumber (Neothyonidium Magnum), then this photograph would indicate that they are present in differing colour variations.

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Magnum Sea Cucumber (Neothyonidium Magnum)

This Magnum Sea Cucumber (Neothyonidium Magnum) was photographed at one of their most common locations, below Chaloklum Pier!

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Ocellated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Ocellatus)

This Ocellated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Ocellatus) was photographed at a depth of around 25m, at Sail Rock.
The white-edged spots after which it is named are clearly visible.

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