Prickly Redfish

Thelenota ananas, also called pineapple sea cucumber, oloturia ananas, tripang, prickly skin cucumber, pointed teat sea cucumber, armoured sea cucumber, massive sea cucumber, sand fish or prickly redfish, is a species of sea cucumber discovered in tropical Indo-Pacific waters from the crimson Sea and East Africa to Hawaii and Polynesia. Its reddish-brown body with huge and more often than not branched papillae can attain up to 70 centimetres (28 in) in duration. This species can be found on smooth sandy bottoms of the ocean near big coral heads.

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Thelenota ananas, also called pineapple sea cucumber, oloturia ananas, tripang, prickly skin cucumber, pointed teat sea cucumber, armoured sea cucumber, massive sea cucumber, sand fish or prickly redfish, is a species of sea cucumber discovered in tropical Indo-Pacific waters from the crimson Sea and East Africa to Hawaii and Polynesia. Its reddish-brown body with huge and more often than not branched papillae can attain up to 70 centimetres (28 in) in duration. This species can be found on smooth sandy bottoms of the ocean near big coral heads. It has a specific appearance with big pointed teats in agencies of or 3 all over the surface of its frame. It has severa massive tubed feet on its flat underside as well.

This kind of sea cucumber is suitable for eating and is considered a delicacy within the far East international locations. due to intense business exploitation, the population of T. ananas has declined by 80-90% in at least 50% of its variety; it is listed as endangered through IUCN.

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