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Holothuria mexicana (donkey dung sea cucumber)

Synonyms: Holothuria africana

Wikipedia Abstract

Holothuria mexicana, also known as the donkey dung sea cucumber is commonly found in the Caribbean. It is a commercially important aspidochirote (sediment feeding) sea cucumber that can reach a total length of 50 cm (20 in).
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Prey / Diet

Amphistegina gibbosa[1]
Archaias angulatus[1]
Asterigerina carinata[1]
Bigenerina irregularis[1]
Borelis melo[1]
Cyclorbiculina compressa[1]
Cymbaloporetta squammosa[1]
Eponides repandus[1]
Laevipeneroplis proteus[1]
Pyrgo sarsi[1]
Quinqueloculina bradyana[1]
Quinqueloculina seminula[1]
Quinqueloculina tricarinata[1]
Sahulia conica[1]
Siphonina pulchra[1]
Sorites marginalis[1]


Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]


Parasitized by 
Megadenus holothuricola[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Rotterdam Zoo



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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