Lion’s Paw Sea Cucumber (Worm Sea Cucumber)


Scientific Name: Euapta godeffroyi

Class: Holothuroidea

Category: Sea Cucumbers

Size: Up to 2 ft. (60 cm)

Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii

Scientists aim to describe a single ‘tree of life’ that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific ‘classifications’. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.