Enypniastes (Enypniastes eximia and globosa) - 

These two species of Enypniastes are swimming sea cucumbers that live in the deep waters of most of the major oceans.  They are one of the few species of sea cucumbers that can swim.  

Enypniastes have a unique way of defending themselves.  Their first line of defense would be their camouflage.  Their bodies are almost transparent, and their dark red coloration makes them almost invisible in the dark ocean waters.  However if a predator does find it, the sea cucumber can  cloak itself in bio luminescent lights, shed its outer skin onto the predator’s face, and flee.  

They also breathe through their butt holes. 

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Posted on Monday, 10 June
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