They swell when they come into contact with water, forming a protective mucus and thus trapping the predator.
- Scientific name:
- Holothuria edulis
- Year of description:
- Lesson, 1830
- IUCN Status:
- Least Concern
It is found in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
It lives on the sand, on rocks and in coral reefs.
The edible sea cucumber measures between 20 and 30 cm and can grow to 35 cm.