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Synaptids are suspension-feeders having very thin skin with tiny embedded hooks used to cling
to anything it comes in contact with. For this reason they are
easily damaged when handled, especially with gloves. The body is
able to expand and contract a great deal using water pressure.
Okoe Bay, Hawaii, 40 feet
TAHITIAN SEA CUCUMBER
|Rare under rocks in clear water. Very thin and flexible,
pale with brownish-black stripes and bars lacking yellow seen with the
very similar Euapta
godeffroyi. At least 3 feet long when extended.
Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.