Makassar Trepang
 We Sell Sea Cucumber Directly

Makassar Island

 

What is Sea Cucumber or Beche-de-mer ?

Sea Cucumber are echinoderms like starfish and sea urchins. There are some 1,250 known species, and many of these animals are indeed shaped like soft-bodied cucumbers. All sea cucumbers are ocean dwellers, though some inhabit the shallows and others live in the deep ocean. They live on or near the ocean floor sometimes partially buried beneath it. Sea cucumbers feed on tiny particles like algae, minute aquatic animals, or waste materials, which they gather in with 8 to 30 tube feet that look like tentacles surrounding their mouths. The animals break down these particles into even smaller pieces, which become fodder for bacteria, and thus recycle them back into the ocean ecosystem. Earthworms performa similar function in terrestrial ecosystems.

Sea cucumbers particularly eggs and young larvae, are prey for fish and other marine animals. They are also enjoyed by humans, especially in Asia and some species are farmed as delicacies.

When threatened, some sea cucumbers discharge sticky threads to ensnare their enemies. Others can mutilate their own bodies as a defense mechanism. They violently contract their muscles and jettison some of their internal organs out of their anus. The missing body parts are quickly regenerated.

Sea cucumbers can breed sexually or asexually. Sexual reproduction is more typical, but the process is not very intimate. The animals release both eggs and sperm into the water and fertilization occurs when they meet. There must be many individuals in a sea cucumber population for this reproductive method to be successful. Indeed, many parts of the deep ocean host large herds of these ancient animals, grazing on the mircroscopic bounty of marine waters.

 

What Sea Cucumbers we offer in Makassar Trepang?

We currently supply three types of sea cucumber as listed below:

 

Sandfish - Dried

 

 

Sand Fish / H. Scabra

White Teatfish - Dried

 

 

White Teat Fish / H. Fuscogilva

 

 

Stone Fish - Dried

 

 

Stone  Fish / Actinopyga Lecanora

 

 Ogai_Dried_Small

 

 

Golden Sandfish / H. Scabra Versicolar

 

 

 Curry Fish Dried

 

 

Curry Fish / Stichopus Hermanni

 

 

 

 

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