Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Spring! Here's some bright pink and orange sea cucumbers (sea apples)! WOO!

Tentacles of the warty pink sea cucumber (Colochirus quadrangularis)
Fantastic image by Arthur Anker-Colochirus quadrangularis 
Today, we welcome spring with these awesome brightly colored sea cucumbers from the tropical Indo-Pacific!

My thanks again to Arthur Anker, WildSingapore and other photographers who have put their images up to enjoy!

Warty pink sea cucumber (Colochirus quadrangularis)
Fantastic image by Arthur Anker-Colochirus quadrangularis

Pink-orange sea cucumber (Cercodemas anceps)
Cercodemas anceps by Arthur Anker
Another Cercodemas from Wildsingapore!
Pink warty sea cucumber (Cercodemas anceps)


Pink warty sea cucumber (Cercodemas anceps)

A nice one of Cercodemas with the feeding arms extended
Pink warty sea cucumber (Cercodemas anceps)

And here's BOTH Cercodemaas AND Colochirus! 
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Sea apple - the most colourful sea cucumber in the world
Sea apple - the most colourful sea cucumber in the world



Pseudocolochirus olivaceus. Images below by Arthur Anker, Singapore Marine Biodiversity Survey.

Another nice Pseudocolochirus shot by Jeff Mullins (underwater komodo)
Sea Apple - Cannibal Rock - Komodo

The feeding end of Pseudocolochirus. Image by Arne Kuilman
Power feeder (Pseudocolochirus violaceus)

A nice close up of the tentacles in a sea apple. Image by Pat M. Williams
Sea Apple


and finally, here's  a video of one in its habitat (this one from Hong Kong)


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

how do starfish think..

ria tan said...

Thank you for featuring some of Singapore's sea cucumbers on your wonderful blog. Your posts always make my day!

ChrisM said...

You're welcome! thank you for allowing the pictures to be available for everyone to enjoy!