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Selenka, 1867

S. horrens is a variable, grey to green/black sea cucumber. It is often variegated with dark patches. It is a medium-sized species (to 300 mm) with a smooth tegument but large and irregular papillae (S. horrens photo). The big tubercles and irregular body form give an "irregular, soft and almost repulsive" appearance (Clark, 1946). Spicules are tables and large "C" bodies (S. horrens spicules). S. horrens many be found on reefs, below rocks on flats.

Stichopus horrens