Sea Cucumber

Alternate Name

Sea Slug

Irish Name

CĂșcamar Farraige

Latin Name

Holothuroidea

Environment

Benthic

Importance

Commercial

Depth(m)

60-150

Max Length(cm)

2.5

Product Details:

Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrates and are closely related to the sea urchins and starfish.

Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in Asian cultures and are prized for their nutritional and bioactive content and associated health benefits. Sea cucumbers are rich in vitamins, minerals, peptides, and lectins, and also contain unique molecules including chondroitin sulfates (with anti-inflammatory properties, good for joints). These unique compounds have been found to possess anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anti-tumor properties.