Cercodemas anceps, Fremantle, WA, Photo: Tom Davis
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Bright red and yellow holothurian with large tubercles on the body surface and a body that is almost square in cross-section. The species can occur abundantly in areas with good water flow and is often associated with wharves or wooden debris on the sea bed.
Max Size: 11 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.1-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (24 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney