Synaptidae

Synaptidae

[sə′nap·tə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of large sea cucumbers of the order Apodida lacking a respiratory tree and having a reduced water-vascular system.
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However, most species in the holothurian families Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae (order Aspidochirota) and Synaptidae (order Apoda) develop through the characteristic planktotrophic auricularia larvae (Sewell and McEuen, 2002).
Familia Synaptidae Burmeister, 1837 Euapta lappa (Muller, 1850) Synaptula hydriformis (Lesueur, 1824)
The few reproductive studies in the apodids are restricted to species within the family Synaptidae, the majority being in hermaphroditic species.