Synaptula is a genus of sea cucumbers, in the family Synaptidae.

Synaptula cf. lamperti (sea cucumber) on Plakortis sp. (chicken liver sponge)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Holothuroidea
Order: Apodida
Family: Synaptidae
Genus: Synaptula
Oersted, 1849

This genus contains many species, most of them whitish, often associated with sponges. However, they are extremely difficult to identify from sight, and many tropical Indo-Pacific are referred to as Synaptula lamperti, which is often the only species named by touristic guides.

List of species edit

The genus contains the following species:[1]

References edit

  1. ^ Hans Hansson (2010). "Synaptula Oersted, 1849". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 11, 2011.