Marine Animal Encyclopedia
Edible Sea Cucumber Holothuria edulis
As its name suggests, this is an edible species of sea cucumber, although it is not considered as good eating as others, such as the prickly redfish. It has a soft body, peppered with tiny warts, and is colored black on its back and pinkish red to beige underneath. Like many other large sea cucumbers, the edible sea cucumber is sometimes host to small pearlfish (family Carapidae) that live inside its body cavity.