BIO 203


What does the swimming sea cucmber eat?
The Enypniastes eximia is a major member of the benthic boundary region in the ocean, this I where it primarily gets its food.  The swimming sea cucumber normal spends time in the water column, not more than 50 meters above the sea floor (Robinson, 1992). When the animal is ready to feed, it swims to the bottom of the ocean to the sea floor. Using its tentacles while moving across the bottom it feeds on the sediments. While feeding the sea cucumber is likely to spot some of these fellows on the way down.
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