Tag: Ocellated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Ocellatus)

The Ocellated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Ocellatus), sometimes known as the Eye-Spotted Sea Cucumber is reasonably common in local waters.

It grows to a maximum length of around 30cm and is easily identified by its overall yellow-ish colouration and distinctive blue-ish spots encircled white rings.

This species can be found in depths less than 5m and also at deeper locations at depths of more than 30m, where it is usually found on sandy/silty substrates.

The Ocellated Sea Cucumber (Stichopus Ocellatus), sometimes known as the Eye-Spotted Sea Cucumber is reasonably common in local waters.

It grows to a maximum length of around 30cm and is easily identified by its overall yellow-ish colouration and distinctive blue-ish spots encircled white rings.

This species can be found in depths less than 5m and also at deeper locations at depths of more than 30m, where it is usually found on sandy/silty substrates.

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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.