Apostichopus californicus

Alternate names: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus

Author: Stimpson, 1857


General: Pointed, flesh-colored papillae; mottled brownish-orange body.

Size: to 50 cm in length.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Gulf of Alaska to Cedros Island, Baja.

Published depth range: 0 - 249 m

Habitat description: Benthic: mud, gravel, shell, rock rubble or solid bedrock.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Lambert, P. (1997). Sea Cucumbers of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound. UBC Press, Vancouver, Canada. 166 pp.

Lambert, P. (1986). Northeast Pacific holothurians of the genus Parastichopus with a description of a new species Parastichopus leukothele (Echinodermata). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 64: 2266-2272. https://doi.org/10.1139/z86-340

Citation: Apostichopus californicus (Stimpson, 1857 ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Apostichopus%20californicus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-09-28.
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