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What isa Sea Cucumber ? What is its Use ??

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Asked by SriniVenkat, 07 Apr '11 10:50 am
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Sea cucumbers are marine animals of the class Holothuroidea used in fresh or dried form in various cuisines in East and Southeast Asia
Answered by beena john, 07 Apr '11 10:53 am

 
  
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Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. There are a number of holothurian species and genera, many of which are targeted for human consumption. The harvested product is variously referred to as trepang, bche-de-mer or balate.
Like all echinoderms, sea cucumbers have an endoskeleton just below the skin, calcified structures that are usually reduced to isolated microscopic ossicles (or sclerietes) joined by connective tissue. In some species these can sometimes be enlarged to flattened plates, forming an armour. In pelagic species such as Pelagothuria natatrix (Order Elasipodida, family Pelagothuriidae), the skeleton and a calcareous ring are absent..
The creature and the food product is commonly known as bche-de-mer (lit. "sea-spade") in French, trepang (or trpang) in Indonesian, namako in Japanese and in the Ph ...more
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Answered by valobasa, 07 Apr '11 10:56 am

 
  
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They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide.
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 07 Apr '11 10:54 am

 
  
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Sea cucumbers are echinoderms
Answered by sumati gayki, 05 May '11 09:30 am

 
  
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