Red Footed Sea Cucumber

E-1770 RED FOOTED SEA CUCUMBER, Pentacta pygmaea

A small, brown holothurian which clings to rocks and seaweed with unusually large, highly modified tube feet. An abundance of ossicles in the body wall makes it stiffer than most other sea cucumbers. In the aquarium it will climb the glass to the water level at night. Periodically its crown of feathery black tentacles will emerge from the anterior end. Pentacta will not eviscerate when handled. Size: 4-6 cm.