Apostichopus leukothele

Alternate names: Parastichopus leukothele

Author: Lambert, 1986


General: Orange with rusty brown patches, with small white papillae that look round on video.

Size: at least 38 cm.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment and rock outcrops.

Published depth range: 24 - 285 m

Ocean range (global): British Columbia to Point Conception, California.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Lambert, P. (1997) UBC Press Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna (Santa Barbara Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel). SBMNH.

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 leukothele (Lambert, 1986 ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Apostichopus%20leukothele. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-09-28.
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