Sea-cucumbers, as they are popularly called, are also known by the name of trepang and sea-slug.
The trepang is a sort of sea-slug, which is dried and used by the Chinese to make soup.
On the reefs of the Southern Ocean is found a kind of sea-slug termed the Beche-de-mer.
The bche-de-mer is a curious kind of sea-slug, rather like a sea cucumber.
A more beautiful example of a phosphorescent mollusk is presented by a sea-slug called Phyllirho bucephala.
Trepang (sea-slug, Holothuria) and shark-fins are sent to the Chinese markets; also mother-of-pearl, wax and gold dust.
A good deal of salt is made, and there is a considerable fishery of trepang (sea-slug) and tortoises for the sake of the shells.
An eastern name for the Holothuria, or bêche-de-mer, frequently called the sea-slug; used as an article of food by the Chinese.
I understand the sea-slug, which the Indians call balate, is thus captured.
This sea-slug is about five inches long; and is of a dirty yellowish colour, veined with purple.
|sea slug |
Any of various colorful marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia, lacking a shell and gills but having fringelike projections that serve as respiratory organs. Also called nudibranch.