What isa Sea Cucumber ? What is its Use ??
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