Tag: Warty Sea Cucumber (Cercodemas Anceps)

Belonging within subfamily Cucumariidae, the Warty Sea Cucumber (Cercodemas Anceps) is one of the most bizarre looking species in local waters, particularly when it deploys its feeding tentacles...

Easily recognised by its orange/pinkish colouration and the numerous wart-like bumps after which it is named, this species is one of the less common species of Sea Cucumber in the area.

They appear to be found mainly in silty areas, with one of the best places to find one being under Chaloklum Pier!.

Belonging within subfamily Cucumariidae, the Warty Sea Cucumber (Cercodemas Anceps) is one of the most bizarre looking species in local waters, particularly when it deploys its feeding tentacles...

Easily recognised by its orange/pinkish colouration and the numerous wart-like bumps after which it is named, this species is one of the less common species of Sea Cucumber in the area.

They appear to be found mainly in silty areas, with one of the best places to find one being under Chaloklum Pier!.

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Warty Sea Cucumber (Cercodemas Anceps), Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria Atra), Medusa Worms (Synaptula Lamperti)

This Warty Sea Cucumber (Cercodemas Anceps) was photographed under Chaloklum Pier, Koh Phangan (one of the best places to find one) and was obviously feeding at the time as its colourful "retractable feeding tentacles" are fully extended.