closeup of Leopard or Eyed sea cucumber with Cuvierian tubules [80k] added 6 nov 00

This Eyed (or Leopard) sea cucumber was upset with the way I handled it-- and has ejected sticky, white thread-like Cuvierian tubules from its anus. Fortunately this does no permanent harm to the sea cucumber, but the sticky threads are highly irritating to the skin if touched.

Identification:  Bohadschia argus

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