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Slipper Sea Cucumber (Psolus chitinoides)
Slipper Sea Cucumber
(Psolus chitinoides)

The slipper sea cucumber has a flat-bottomed oval shape to its body. This differs from most others, which have an elongated shape similar to that of a cucumber. Sea cucumbers use their feather-like arms to filter plankton from the water. This species is found all along the Pacific coast of North America.

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