Wilderness: Sea Cucumber Irritation (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Treatment for Sea Cucumber Irritation
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Sea cucumbers. Courtesy of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2016
Scott D. Fell, DO, FAAEM
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The phylum Echinodermata includes a diverse group of marine animals that are slow moving and nonaggressive, including brittle stars (class Ophiuroidea), starfish (class Asteroidea), sea urchins (class Echinoidea), and sea cucumbers (class Holothuroidea).