Holothuria hartmeyeri, Albany, WA, Photo: Tom Davis
Superficially appears like a stretched version of Stichopus ludwigi, but the reproductive structures and the shape of spicules in the body wall indicate that the two species belong in different families. It can be distinguished from S. ludwigi by the darker and more irregular blotches on the upper surface as well as the more elongate shape.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.3-27.6°C
Habitat: Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Rare (1% 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: Few (2 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