Colour in life: dark chocolate brown with large raised white areas adjacent to sole, tube feet milk white but background brown. Some with commensal polynoid Gastrolepidia clavigera SCHMARDA, 1861 with mottled black and white scales (Humphreys, 1981). The distribution of this species ranges from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Hawaii and Easter Island, and from Japan to Northern Australia and New Caledonia (Massin, 1996). Widespread in the tropical Indo-west Pacific, shallow waters (Rowe & Gates (1995) and Conand (1998)). Also recorded in Maldive area, Ceylon, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995
- Cherbonnier, G. (1988). Echinodermes: Holothurides. Faune de Madagascar 70. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=5997
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