Aspidochirotida


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Aspidochirotida

[¦as·pə‚dō‚kī′räd·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of holothurioid echinoderms in the subclass Aspidochirotacea characterized by respiratory trees and dorsal tube feet converted into tactile warts.
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There is a huge diversity of species of sea cucumbers (66 species) that are harvested commercially and traded around the world, with the majority of these species belonging to the order Aspidochirotida, and only a few to the order Dendrochirotida (Purcell et al.
Phylum Echinodermata Class Holothuroidea Order Aspidochirotida Family Holothuriidae