The Snake Sea Cucumber (Synapta maculata) is also commonly referred to as the ‘Spotted’ or ‘Banded’ Sea Cucumber.
Distribution: Tropical Indo-Western Pacific
Features: Long slender body worm like body that is ribbed. The colour is variable but is generally cream-grey with brown to black bands.
Habitat: Sandy bottoms and amongst seagrasses
Depth range: Low tide to 20 metres.
Maximum Length: Can stretch to approximately 1.5 metres.