California Sea Cucumber Photo, Parastichopus californicus



California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs., Parastichopus californicus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 13733
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California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs.

Stock Photo: 13733
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
Format: Digital 3:2
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Keywords: animal, california sea cucumber, creature, gastropods snail, invertebrate, marine invertebrate, mollusk, nature, nudibranch sea slug, ocean, parastichopus californicus, underwater, wildlife

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Updated: October 19, 2017

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