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Cucumaria frondosa japonica  (Black Sea Cucumber)

Photo of Cucumaria frondosa japonica by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2061)

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Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Around small rocks in shallow subtidal
Photo Date July 01, 2007 Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2061
Notes This huge black cucumber cannot be mistaken for any other species. The dark brown/black body and white tentacles with dark tips are unique. I have seen fully contracted specimens 40 cm long or longer! Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.

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