Seanet Mid Intertidal

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Leptosynapta albicans (Selenka, 1867)
Phylum Echinodermata, Class Holothuroidea, Order Apodida, Family Synaptidae

Wormlike sea cucumber lacking tube feet; white or pale tan, 5-15 cm long; 5 longitudinal muscle bands visible through body wall of relaxed animal with 10 branched oral tentacles surrounding mouth.

Common, under rocks on course sand or shell rubble; mid- to low intertidal zones; protected outer coast; burrowing deposit feeder.

Geo Range: northern limit uncertain, but at least central Calif. to Baja
Similar species: 5 spp. of Leptosynapta occur along West Coast.