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(Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)

P. anceps is a yellow and pink (especially terminally) sea cucumber. It is a small, stout and square species, with a rigid body bearing low papillae. Anal papillae are prominent and the tegument is rough (Pentacta anceps 2). Spicules are small baskets lacking knobs and large flat ellipsoidal bodies (P. anceps spicules, P. anceps spicules 2). P. anceps may be found on reefs and in coastal areas; it occurs intertidally and deeper, and may be exposed on hard or soft substrates.

Pentacta anceps