Warty Sea Cucumber

Aquarium Inhabitant Bio

Apostichopus parvimen


Has yellow or brown skin with numerous black-tipped projections called papillae. As a marine invertebrate in class Holothuroidea, it is related to other echinoderms such as sea urchins and sea stars. Reaches 30-40 cm in length

Habitat and distribution

They live on the seafloor and range throughout British Columbia to Baja California


Detritus (small particles of organic matter) and small organisms within soft sediments and mud

Fun Fact

When necessary, it can creep three feet in 15 minutes — speedy for this animal.