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Lissothuria nutriens (Clark, 1901)
Phylum Echinodermata, Class Holothuroidea, Order Dendrochirotida, Family Psolidae

Small sea cucumber, 1.5-2 cm long; dorsal surface bright red-orange or scarlet w. scattered tube feet, ventral side pale and flattened w. clear rows of tube feet; ten unequal tentacles around mouth (8 large, 2 small).

Moderately common but inconspicuous, on rocks or in sand around holdfasts or sea grass; low intertidal zone to subtidal; broods young in shallow depressions on dorsal surface.

Geo Range: Monterey Bay to southern California
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