Credit: DAVID IRELAND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pineapple sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas) on a sandy seabed. This is a relative of starfish and sea urchins, and moves around the seabed feeding on detritus and plankton. It is a large sea cucumber, and may reach a length of some 70 centimetres. It is found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region, and prefers relatively shallow water, rarely being found below about 25 metres. It is edible, if bland, and is a delicacy in parts of Southeast Asia. Commercial exploitation has dramatically reduced its population, and it is listed as "Endangered" by the IUCN. Filmed on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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Pineapple sea cucumber

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