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Myriotrochidae

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Myriotrochidae is a family of sea cucumbers.

Description and characteristics

Members of this family have digitate tentacles, bearing 2-8 digits on each side. They lack podia, radial canals and respiratory tree.

The soft body wall is supported by ossicles which are generally wheel-shaped with 8 or more spokes.

They are abyssal sea cucumbers, and may be the deepest-living group of echinoderms : species of the genera Myriotrochus and Prototrochus (such as Prototrochus bruuni) have been identified down to 10,687 m (35,062 ft) deep.[1]

List of genera

Genera include :

References

  1. ^ Mah, Christopher L. "What are the Deepest known echinoderms ?". The Echinoblog..
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Myriotrochidae: Brief Summary

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Myriotrochidae is a family of sea cucumbers.

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