Wilderness: Sea Cucumber Irritation (cont.)
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Sea cucumbers. Courtesy of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/9/2015
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).