Spits own bodies and behaves like a suicide bomber: a fun life as a sea cucumber
Sea cucumbers also referred to as sea cucumbers is echinoderms invertebrates animals. Yes, Yes, animals. Cucumbers eat, mate and are quite a conscious life. And they are delicious.
The name "sea cucumber" these molluscs have received for the ability to strongly compressed at the slightest touch, becoming similar to cucumbers. But it is not necessary to equate all the same in nature, there are 1150 types of cucumbers, which differ in shape, size, color and shape of the arms.
In length they vary from 0.5 cm to 5 meters, and feed on plankton and various decayed remains of accumulating on the bottom. These animals inhabit mostly in Japanese, and Yellow seas, but they can be found only at a very great depth of 100 meters.
Although at first glance it seems that this is some kind of formless worm, cucumber has a head, body and legs a little, which is necessary to collect food.
In Asian cuisine sea cucumbers are very tasty and hearty meal, the Japanese even eat them raw. They taste like no fish, no meat, no vegetables, but something they definitely have. And they is dietary — 33 calories per 100 grams and contain a list of useful substances.
The Chinese believe that sea cucumbers have medicinal properties that improve sexual life (probably because of the shape) and generally prolong life.
Among the sea cucumbers have a really interesting species. For example, the giant California sea cucumber, which eat through the mouth or through the anus. Moreover, through the fifth point he can still breathe.
And sea cucumbers is very interesting protected from predators. Nature gave them cuverville bodies is when cloacal in case of danger I mucilage, instantly hardening in the water. Aggressive fish will not get stuck in this substance for centuries, but can be frightened, confused and mind to attack the strange worm.
Some types of cucumbers departing the substance may be toxic to the predator survives.
But that's not all! Sea cucumbers are able to shoot their bodies. If the predator can't stop holothuria shoots an internal organ to the aggressor was distracted by his eating. At this time, the cucumber crawls in a safe place and recovered.
If the situation is such that one on no escape, the sea cucumber explodes and scatters his body parts. While the predator collects all this yummy, the front part of cucumber crawls in a safe place and, again, successfully growing the torso.
For some preobrazhen the fish of the sea cucumbers play the role of the cave. Yes, fish swim right inside through one of the holes cucumber where wait out the danger.
Before breeding, the sea cucumbers are ready to mate, but there are same-sex. During the year the female sea cucumbers can defer up to 50 million eggs, and after it ceases to throw fountains caviar, slept for two months.
After awakening the female is very hungry, she eats everything around it. The average sea cucumbers live about 10 years.
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