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Order Dendrochirotida

Holothurians with 10-30 richly branched tentacles, and complex to simple calcareous ring. Body wall either firm with large ossicles or soft with reduced ossicles. The animals attach themselves to hard substrates or burrow into soft sediments. Prey is captured on the sticky tentacles, which are pushed into the mouth. Larvae, when present, not planktonic but lecithotrophic.

Order Dendrochirotida